The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) operatives on Monday started a three day human rights training at the Ministry of Defense headquarters in Mbuya.
During this training, several modules are to be covered, mainly reflecting on human rights with main emphasis on practical aspects of human rights in law enforcement operations, distinguishing human rights violations, abuse and crimes in Uganda among others.
Nicole Bjerler, the representative of United Nations on Human Rights in Uganda urged the operatives to exhibit respect and discipline in their day to day work.
She also told the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) to act under human rights laws in order to remain relevant both locally and internationally.
“UPDF have greatly improved in preserving human rights,”she applauded.
Col.Sserunjoji Ddamulira, Assistant Deputy CMI in charge of Counter Intelligence who represented the CMI Chief Brig Gen Abel Kandiho commended the human rights commission for the partnership in training soldiers.
He urged trainees to observe respect and diligence in order to build professionalism based on discipline amongst themselves.
“It’s our responsibility to make sure that human rights are observed because we’re people’s army,” he cautioned.
Nowe Kakono MonaLisa, the head human rights desk at CMI, welcomed the trainees and urged them to observe respect and concentrate on their duties in order to benefit from the training.
She said the main objective of this training was to boost their understanding on what observing human rights is all about and also gain knowledge of how to perform military activities/duties.
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