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Mao calls for opposition MPs to head the human rights committee

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party President Nobert Mao wants the Human Rights Committee of Parliament chaired by the opposition in order to keep the government in check. He made the recommendation while appearing before the Human Rights Committee of Parliament which is probing violence in the just …

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Human Rights Committee tasks police on killed EC staff

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Human Rights Committee of Parliament has tasked Gulu District Police Commander Dickens Bindeeba to produce a conclusive report on the death of a staff of the Electoral Commission in the area. Richardson Tabu, 29, a secretary at the commission offices in Gulu was allegedly …

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Human Rights Committee receives lukewarm reception in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Human Rights Committee of Parliament on Friday received a lukewarm reception in Gulu city. The committee led by chairperson Taaka Agnes was set up last month to probe rights violations during the general elections. They are supposed to interact with all presidential candidates, victims …

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Parliament’s probe on electoral violence suffers setback over funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Human Rights Committee of parliament has decided to postpone investigations into cases of electoral violence due to funding. The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga directed the committee to take stock of the human rights violations that marred the electoral process. Although the committee was …

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Wakiso takes lead to institute district human rights committee

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso has taken the lead to institute a district human rights committee as recommended by the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) many years ago. The acting chairperson of UHRC, Dr. Katebalirwa Amooti says that whereas 27 districts including Budaka, Bukedea, Busia, Hoima, Isingiro, Kiboga, …

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Opposition MPs accused of dodging Tumwine censure petition

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Members of Parliament have faulted the Human rights committee of Parliament and the Opposition for shying away from the censure process against Security Minister Gen Elly Tumwine. Last week MPs started the process to censure Tumwine over contempt of Parliament. MPs …

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MPs quiz police officers on role in torture of suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on Thursday tasked senior police officers to explain circumstances under which tortured suspects are dumped at police stations. The officials led by Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Sorowen appeared before Parliament’s Human Rights Committee Chaired by Buvuma Woman MP …

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MPs denied access to suspected Uganda security safe houses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Human Rights Committee have been blocked from accessing suspected Safe Houses in Nkokonjeru, Kyengera and Nalukolongo. Led by the committee Chairperson Janefher Egunyu Nantume, the MPs on Tuesday drove to the facilities in the company of journalists only to …

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