Parliament asked to enact Witness Protection Law to enable the public to report torture.
As one of the ways to fight against torture, the Chief Executive Officer at African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV) Samuel Nsubuga recommends to the parliament to consider prioritizing the enactment of Wittiness Protection Act and National Legal Aid Bill to mitigate the lived experience of fear among rights holders to report torture and promote accessibility to justice and accountability by relevant institutions respectively.
He adds that the ministry of health should also consider developing rehabilitation standards and indicators for victims and survivors of torture and monitor their utilization across national health facilities since access to justice includes access to timely treatment and rehabilitation.
“There are already engagements taking place between ACTV and the ministry of health especially with the department on rehabilitation and mental health division” Nsubuga said. For more follow https://parrotsug.com/parliament-asked-to-enact-witness-protection-law-to-enable-public-to-report-torture/