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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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Speaker Kadaga demands list of disciplined UPDF soldiers

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has tasked the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF to present a list of its soldiers and officers who have been disciplined for misconduct and rights violations. According to Kadaga, over time, there has been gross misconduct and the violation …

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JLOS posts new gains in delivery of justice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) has posted major gains in the administration of justice, law enforcement and promotion of human rights over the last one year. The sector registered milestones in reduction of case backlogs before courts, registration and management of new cases, …

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MP Kyagulanyi asks church to speak out against human rights abuses

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has asked religious leaders to speak out against human rights abuses in Uganda.   He argued that more and more Ugandans are facing injustices without an opportunity to receive a fair hearing in the judicial system, and can …

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