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MPs divided over continued use of video conferencing in courts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áMembers of Parliament on the Committee of Human Rights have expressed varying opinions on the continued use of video conferencing in the courts of law. While meeting officials from the Uganda Prisons Service (UPS) led by the Commissioner General, Dr Johnson Byabashaija on allegations of …

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UN chief says 11 years of “brutal fighting” in Syria must end

United Nations | Xinhua |┬áUN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for a ceasefire in Syria in a statement marking 11 years of “brutal fighting” in the conflict-torn nation. “We cannot fail the Syrian people. The conflict must cease. International humanitarian law must be respected,” said the UN chief. “I …

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Police denies use of drones for operations

  Kampala, Uganda |┬áTHE INDEPENDENT |┬áThe Assistant Inspector General of Police, Erasmus Twaruhukwa has denied knowledge of the use of vans commonly known as drones in the arrest and alleged kidnap of people. Twaruhukwa said that the issue of drones first came up during the last general elections. He added …

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Human rights claims are the new costume of the United States

U.S. purports to walk the high ground of human rights, with its status quo displaying a different reality Beijing, China | Xinhua |┬áThe Chinese government on Monday issued the Report on Human Rights Violations in the United States in 2021, which sheds light on the reality of a country claiming …

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Vaccination shouldnÔÇÖt be mandatory: Law Society

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áAs Parliament processes the Public Health (Amendment) Bill, 2021, Uganda Law Society (ULS) wants the proposal for mandatory Covid-19 vaccination dropped and allow the public to consent to it. They propose that the bill should consider circumstances under which an individual may reject vaccination and┬á …

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Government, investors doing little to avert oil curse: Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áBad land tenure systems, bad economic situation and corruption are abetting human rights violations in the areas where mining and oil and gas sector activities are happening, according to recent studies. These include environmental rights, child rights, access to property and information, and the right …

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Opposition motion to censure me is a mistake: Gen Muhwezi

Kampala, Uganda |┬áTHE INDEPENDENT |┬áSecurity Minister Maj. Gen (Rtd) Jim Muhwezi has described the move by the Opposition Members of Parliament to censure him from office as a mistake. Opposition legislators are currently collecting signatures to censure Muhwezi for allegedly neglecting his responsibility in the wake of widespread incidents of …

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Minister Muhwezi faces censure over torture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áHistory is set to repeat itself as the Opposition in Parliament start a process seeking to censure the Minister of Security, Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi for abdicating responsibility in the face of torture of Ugandans by security operatives, which President Museveni himself has repeatedly condemned. …

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Parliament to investigate human rights violations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áThe Deputy Speaker Anita Among has directed the Committee on Human Rights to investigate the alleged human rights violations by security operatives. On 03 February 2022, Opposition Members of Parliament led by the Leader of Opposition, Mathias Mpuuga walked out of Parliament protesting what they …

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