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Making money from November 2020 killings

COMMENT | Olivia Nalubwama | “The rights of our people are supreme, and can never be compromised, and full accountability must be there…,” said President Yoweri Museveni on August 11 at the swearing-in of 16 newly-appointed judges. Such fine words from the fountain of honour on the privilege of being …

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Tayebwa summons Premier, Ministers over human rights violations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa, has summoned the Prime Minister and party leaders in the House to discuss and try to resolve the unending allegations of human rights violations in the country. The meeting scheduled for Friday, will also involve the Ministers for Security and Internal …

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Gov’t yet to submit regular human rights reports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is yet to submit periodic regional and international human rights reports to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights-OHCHR. The OHCHR country representative Richard Kotchani noted that since 2016 when the Human Rights Recommendations Database was launched, various gaps …

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Parliament calls for Kasese reconciliation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An inquiry into human rights violations in Kasese district has exposed violation of fundamental rights of the people in the district, since the raid on the Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu kingdom in 2016. A report by Parliament’s Committee on Human Rights in Uganda revealed that a …

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Minister directed on body organ theft, labour export firms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Member of Parliament for Kilak North County, Anthony Akol, has asked Parliament to direct the Minister for Internal Affairs to clarify on the regulations in place pertaining to labour export. According to Akol, the minister, while addressing the media recently, said every labour export company …

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UPDF to deploy divisional human rights focal persons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Col. Deo Karikona, the Director of Human Rights in the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF has unveiled plans by the army to deploy divisional human rights focal persons across the country. According to Col. Deo Karikona, the human rights focal persons will be mandated with ensuring that …

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