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UHRC asked to name perpetrators of torture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has been given a week to present names of perpetrators and victims of human rights violations. This followed concerns by Members of Parliament on the Committee of Human Rights that the Commission provided inadequate information which does not meet …

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Police directed to respond to allegations of human rights violations

IGP Ochola has been summoned to respond to allegations of human rights violations by police officers Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Human Rights has given the Uganda Police Force up to 09 March 2022 to respond to allegations of human rights violations by its officers. The Inspector General of …

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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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MPs irked by undocumented human rights violations in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Farouk Nyede, the Principal Human Rights Officer in charge of greater Masaka sub-region is on the sport for failing to document and violations that occurred in the area during the recent general election. Nyende was on Thursday appearing before the Human Rights Committee of Parliament …

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Museveni’s American dilemma

                   Eyes on new U.S. President Biden for review of Uganda relations amid human rights violations Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Ned Price, the U.S State Department spokesperson, during a press briefing on Feb. 23 said  new U.S. President Joe Biden’s government would consider a range of options for …

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UN condemns attack on journalists by military

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The United Nations High Commission on Human Rights has condemned the attack by the military on journalists and members of the National Unity Platform.  On Wednesday, former NUP presidential candidate Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert presented a petition on alleged human rights violations to the office of …

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49 jailed NUP supporters sue gov’t over gross rights abuses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 49 jailed supporters of National Unity Platform party have sued government and its three heads of security agencies over alleged gross human rights violations occasioned to them. The group has filed their suit in the Civil Division of High Court in Kampala through …

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