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Experts argue on trial, detention and decongesting prisons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Human Rights lawyers have proposed a number of reforms for Uganda to realize a significant decrease in pro-longed pre-trial detentions and remands so as to decongest the prisons. Uganda’s laws provide for a maximum of 48 hrs under which the police can detain a …

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UN Human Rights officially closes offices, exits Uganda

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, has officially closed the agency’s offices in Uganda and concluded all operations following the government’s decision not to extend their mandate. On Saturday, August 5, 2023, the office in Kampala officially ceased its operations, as stated …

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Agather Atuhaire bags EU’s Human Rights Defender’s Award

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Uganda Radio network and The Independent journalist Agather Atuhaire is a proud recipient of the EU Human Rights Defenders Award 2022 for being a consistent human rights defender. Speaking at the awards ceremony held on Thursday, Jan Sadek, the EU Ambassador to Uganda …

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French court rules in favour of Uganda’s oil industry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A court in France has dismissed a case brought against TotalEnergies by activists who sought to halt oil and gas development activities in Uganda. The six nongovernmental organizations claimed that the projects being implemented by the energy company in Uganda and Tanzania violated the human rights …

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