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Washington’s fixation on sanctions

Washington’s fixation with sanctions has little to do with their efficacy and everything to do with something else: American decline Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | Washington has “become addicted to sanctions” like a 5-year-old child who “is addicted to candy,” a U.S. columnist has said. “If there is one tool policymakers …

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Human rights tribunal to resume operations next year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The tribunal of the Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC shall resume operations in January 2022, the commission chairperson Mariam Wangadya has revealed. Speaking at the sidelines of the launch of the 2019 and 2020 Commission annual reports on Monday at Sheraton Hotel Kampala, the Mariam Wangadya …

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US pins CMI boss for torturing gov’t critics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Maj Gen Abel Kandiho, the commander of Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), has been personally involved in the abduction and torture of government critics. This is according to the United States Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control-OFAC. Gen Kandiho was on Tuesday …

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‘Focus on the ordinary Ugandan’, Oulanyah tells UHRC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has urged government agencies to focus their research studies and recommendations on the plight of the common man. According to the Speaker, a number of reports presented by agencies to Parliament do not adequately capture the concerns and issues …

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Democracy can be achieved by various approaches — experts

Democracy’s normative goal must be to deliver satisfaction to a vast majority of the people Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The Western model is not the only path to achieving democracy and human rights, and the common goal of democracy can be realized by diverse approaches, experts said at a webinar …

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INTERVIEW: UHRC speaks out on November 18 riots

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Days to the first anniversary of the November 18th, 2020 riots that resulted into death of more 50 people, many questions remain unanswered. There are no indications that they will be answered soon. President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni promised compensation to the innocent riot victims …

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Iran slams UN rights report as “political”

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Iran denounced as “political” the recent human rights report on Iran by the United Nations, Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday. “Iran constantly moves towards enhancement and betterment of human rights, and this is based on religious guidelines, not international obligations or political reports,” Kazem Gharibabadi, …

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Speak up against impunity, LOP tells Acholi

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament (LOP), Mathias Mpuuga has challenged cultural and religious leaders to speak up against human rights violations in the country. Mpuuga started off his outreach programme on Friday, 22 October 2021, with meetings with religious leaders under the Acholi …

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