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UN Human Rights officially closes offices, exits Uganda

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, has officially closed the agency’s offices in Uganda and concluded all operations following the government’s decision not to extend their mandate. On Saturday, August 5, 2023, the office in Kampala officially ceased its operations, as stated …

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Agather Atuhaire bags EU’s Human Rights Defender’s Award

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Uganda Radio network and The Independent journalist Agather Atuhaire is a proud recipient of the EU Human Rights Defenders Award 2022 for being a consistent human rights defender. Speaking at the awards ceremony held on Thursday, Jan Sadek, the EU Ambassador to Uganda …

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French court rules in favour of Uganda’s oil industry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A court in France has dismissed a case brought against TotalEnergies by activists who sought to halt oil and gas development activities in Uganda. The six nongovernmental organizations claimed that the projects being implemented by the energy company in Uganda and Tanzania violated the human rights …

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UN Human Rights Office in Uganda is superfluous: Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has defended the government’s decision to terminate the operations of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Uganda. He was responding to a query raised by a journalist at a press conference at the Uganda-South Africa investment …

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UN body seeks new global consensus on safeguarding human rights

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | United Nations (UN) human rights chief Volker Turk on Monday deplored the weaponization of human rights in the context of geopolitical shifts. Turk, who took office as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights last October, was speaking at the opening of the 52nd regular session …

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