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UN body seeks new global consensus on safeguarding human rights

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | United Nations (UN) human rights chief Volker Turk on Monday deplored the weaponization of human rights in the context of geopolitical shifts. Turk, who took office as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights last October, was speaking at the opening of the 52nd regular session …

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UHRC awards UGX 67M to victims of security brutality in Acholi

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) tribunal has awarded Shillings 67 million to seven victims of security brutality in Acholi and Lango sub-regions. The tribunal announced the awards on Monday during a session held at the Commission’s regional offices in Gulu City. The victims suffered …

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Did we imagine Kakwenza’s mutilated back?

COMMENT | Olivia Nalubwama | It is now a year since a firestorm erupted in the wake of writer Kakwenza Rukirabashaija’s torture ordeal in state custody. In December 2021, state agents broke into Kakwenza’s home, abducting him. In early January 2022, court ordered police to release Kakwenza – the police did …

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Human rights defenders asks gov’t to reconsider OHCHR decision

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Human rights advocates have asked the government to reconsider its decision to terminate the operations of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). On Tuesday, the government terminated the operations of the office in Uganda. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

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Uganda ends UN Human Rights office mandate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has terminated the operations of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Uganda. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), a department of the United Nations Secretariat, is mandated to promote and protect the …

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