Human Rights and Good Governance

Considering good governance as a very important aspect  in attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the fact that Uganda is in the transition as far as critical governance issues are concerned,  YASI has mobilized stakeholders including young people to actively participate in the democratization processes of Uganda  at all governance levels as well as providing civic competence to local government units on the modern participatory and consultative leadership model that allows the people to actively take part in issues that affect their lives, areas and country as a whole including protection, justice administering, transparency and accountability.

Human rights are   inherent entitlements which one is born with and universal in nature acceptable across the globe. However, these rights exist as natural or legal rights at all governance levels i.e. At national and international levels. It is thus incumbent on YASI to observe the UN’s Universal declaration of Human Rights (Paris 1948), which all modern societies had to adopt with Uganda not an exception. The International human rights stipulate obligations of Governments to act in ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to protect and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups. The Vienna World Conference on Human Rights (1993) for instance, noted that it is the duty of States to promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms, regardless of their political, economic and cultural systems.