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Democracy can be achieved by various approaches — experts

Democracy’s normative goal must be to deliver satisfaction to a vast majority of the people Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The Western model is not the only path to achieving democracy and human rights, and the common goal of democracy can be realized by diverse approaches, experts said at a webinar …

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INTERVIEW: UHRC speaks out on November 18 riots

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Days to the first anniversary of the November 18th, 2020 riots that resulted into death of more 50 people, many questions remain unanswered. There are no indications that they will be answered soon. President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni promised compensation to the innocent riot victims …

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Iran slams UN rights report as “political”

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Iran denounced as “political” the recent human rights report on Iran by the United Nations, Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday. “Iran constantly moves towards enhancement and betterment of human rights, and this is based on religious guidelines, not international obligations or political reports,” Kazem Gharibabadi, …

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Speak up against impunity, LOP tells Acholi

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament (LOP), Mathias Mpuuga has challenged cultural and religious leaders to speak up against human rights violations in the country. Mpuuga started off his outreach programme on Friday, 22 October 2021, with meetings with religious leaders under the Acholi …

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Sexism and misogyny heightened: Women’s freedoms at stake – Report

Gender equality and free expression are important to achieve, peace, democracy and sustainable development Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gender-based violence, hate speech and disinformation are being used extensively online and offline, to chill or kill women’s freedom of expression, according to a report by an independent human rights expert …

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Kabaka calls upon leaders to uphold justice, respect human rights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has called for equitable distribution of resources for Uganda to move forward. The Kabaka was presiding over the kingdom’s day of community service, also known as Bulungibwansi at his Mengo palace on the eve of Uganda’s 59th Independence …

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Incorporate business and human rights into national investment legal frameworks, government told

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda needs to incorporate guiding principles on business and human rights into the national investment regulatory frameworks to strike balance between the investor rights and the state, according to Jane Nalunga, the Executive Director at the Southern and Eastern African Trade Institute –SEATINI Uganda. Nalunga, who …

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