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CSOs report pins gov’t for interfering with human rights defender’s work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new report by Civil Society Organisations-CSOs has pinned various government agencies for continued intimidation of human rights defenders, journalists and civil society activists. The Universal Periodic Review 2021- CSO report that was issued on Tuesday specifically singles out Uganda Police Force, Uganda People’s Defense …

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Human rights defender Rwakafuuzi back on his feet

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The story of human rights defenders in Uganda cannot be complete without the mention of Counsel Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi. The soft spoken lawyer has been at the forefront of defending those whose rights have been abused. However, Rwakafuuzi has been indisposed for over a year …

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Norway boosts East and Horn of Africa human rights efforts

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (DefendDefenders) has entered a new partnership with the Embassy of Norway in Uganda to boost documentation of rights violations and promote accountability. The agreement, which was signed by Arne Haug, Chargé d’affaires at …

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UN demands swift justice over ‘appalling’ South Sudan violence

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | A deadly upsurge in intercommunal violence in South Sudan has to stop and those responsible must be swiftly brought to justice, the UN human rights chief insisted Friday. Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations’ high commissioner for human rights, slammed the “appalling” attacks that have reportedly left hundreds dead in the …

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Human rights under assault worldwide: UN chief

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | UN chief Antonio Guterres launched a “call to action” on Monday against rising attacks on human rights worldwide, highlighting the persecution of minorities and “alarming levels of femicide”. “Human rights are under assault,” said the secretary general as he opened the UN Human Rights Council’s …

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