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UN chief stresses need of detecting early warning signs of genocide

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday stressed the need to detect early warning signs of genocide. Genocide never fails to shock the world when it occurs. But it is never committed without clear, multiple warning signs. The victims are often early targets of hate speech, discrimination …

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COVID-19 shouldn’t be used to violate rights – Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has warned against using the COVID-19 pandemic to violate different human rights during the ongoing election campaigns. Kadaga made the statement during the Thursday afternoon plenary session in which legislators took to the floor to condemn arrests of different …

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UN urges Uganda’s security forces to respect human rights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The office of the spokesperson for the United Nations (UN) secretary general has called on security forces in Uganda to act in a manner that respects human rights and the principle of the rule of law. The call was made at the daily press briefing …

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U.S. human rights record criticized at UN session

  Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The United States’ human rights record was examined by a working group session of the UN Human Rights Council Monday, where many countries criticized the U.S. human rights situation and proposed recommendations to the country. Representatives of more than 110 countries spoke at the session …

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Changes at ISO good for human rights- Lawyers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of human rights lawyers have described the dismissal of Internal Security Organisation –ISO director, Col Frank Kaka Bagyenda, as good news for the human rights fraternity. Having served as the ISO boss for close to four years, Kaka was relieved of his …

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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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