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VIDEO: Kayihura no show at Uganda Human Rights Commission

VIDEO: Kayihura no show at Uganda Human Rights Commission The Uganda Police chief Gen. Kale Kayihura and Internal affairs minister Jeje Odong have snubbed interrogation by the Uganda Human Rights Commission over the multiple cases of human rights violation reported to the commission. Interrogation of security chiefs kicked off Tuesday …

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PAP moots Model Police Act for Africa

Midrand, SOUTH AFRICA: African legislators have kick-started the process of developing legislation on policing in Africa. Titled, “The Draft Model Police Act”, the proposed legislation addresses issues of governance, human rights and justice. It also spells out the role, functions, powers and duties of a police officer including appointment, promotion, …

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Uganda drops 10 places in World Press Freedom Index

The constant attacks on journalists by security operatives have seen Uganda drop 10 by places in the just released 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Uganda stands at 112, down from 102 it occupied last year with an index score of 35.94. The attacks on journalists shot up before and after …

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What Dr Stella Nyanzi told court

Prominent academic and activist Doctor Stella Nyanzi on Monday denied charges of cyber harassment and offensive communication that have been read out to her this afternoon. Her appeal for bail was not granted, as she was remanded to Luzira prison until April 25 for court to hear her response to the state …

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JOBS: Human Rights Officer, Mauritania

Jobs Opening Posting Title: Human Rights Officer, P3 Job Code Title: HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER Department/Office: OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Duty Station: NOUAKCHOTT Posting Period: 31 January 2017 – 16 March 2017 Job Opening Number: 17-Human Rights Affairs-OHCHR-72243-R-Nouakchott (X) Staffing Exercise SE5(POLNET 2017 Semi-Annual 1) APPLY HERE …

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Human Rights Committee grills Justice Minister Otafiire

Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Maj. Gen Kahinda Otafiire has admitted several things can go wrong in times of heightened political activity, but said there was no intentional violations of civil rights by government. Otafiire on Tuesday faced the Uganda parliament’s Human Rights Committee chaired by Mitooma Woman MP Jovah Kamateeka and was …

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South Sudan hunts activists after UN Security Council visit

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Civil society activists who met with UN Security Council diplomats during last week’s visit to South Sudan are fleeing a government crackdown, groups said Friday. Around a dozen activists met with the UN delegation when it visited South Sudan to push for peace after an …

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