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Nalufeenya is the Guantanamo Bay for hardcore criminals in Uganda, says Ofwono Opondo

Nalufeenya is the Guantanamo Bay for hardcore criminals in Uganda, says Ofwono Opondo

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, has equated the controversial Nalufeenya police station in Jinja to the infamous United States military prison, Guatanamo Bay, which was a few years ago notoriously known for torturing high caliber criminals especially terrorists by United States Army. Ofwono, who was on Saturday appearing on the Capital Gang […]

UHRC asks government to uphold rights of Ugandans

UHRC asks government to uphold rights of Ugandans

Government has been tasked to uphold the economic, social and cultural rights of Ugandans even as it pursues the campaign to transform the country’s economy. Uganda has been a signatory to the International Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Treaty since 1987 which mandates the country to uphold those rights. Now speaking ahead of the […]

Saudi Arabia leading in mistreatment of Ugandan workers – PLA

Saudi Arabia leading in mistreatment of Ugandan workers – PLA

Saudi Arabia tops  a list of countries which are mistreating  Ugandans working in Arab countries followed by Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates according to a research by Platform for Labour Action. The June 2016 report handed over to parliament’s committee on Gender indicates that majority of Ugandans in the Middle East are victims of international […]

Human Rights Defenders in Uganda say they are being discriminated against

Human Rights Defenders in Uganda say they are being discriminated against

Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in Uganda say they are experiencing some levels of discrimination in the country especially in the rural areas where their role in monitoring and challenging human rights abuses and violations is putting their lives under danger. They said it is negating the Government’s intentions to build local capacity in the protection […]

Uganda Human Rights Commission Report faults Police on torture.

Uganda Human Rights Commission Report faults Police on torture.

The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has once again put the Uganda Police force on the spot as an institution that grossly violates and abuses the rights of its citizens according to their 2015  Human Rights report. In its 18th annual report to parliament detailing the status of the human rights observance across the country, the Commission […]

Foundation for human rights initiative release election report

Foundation for human rights initiative release election report

The foundation for human rights initiative together with the electoral monitoring body CEON have today released the finding of the report that was carried out during the 2016 election process with highlights indicating how human rights were grossly violated during and after the polls. According to the report findings, the 2016 election were repleted with […]

Anti-torture laws miss-interpreted

Anti-torture laws miss-interpreted

The delayed understanding and implementation of the Anti- torture laws have been hinged on the misinterpretation and conceptualization of this law. According to the deputy director in charge of Human rights in Uganda police, Christine Nanding, many people believe that this bill targeted security agencies specifically, prompting them to turn defensive thus compromising  the implementation process. […]

Hospice Africa Uganda appeals to Government to prioritise health in tomorrow’s Budget

Hospice Africa Uganda appeals to Government to prioritise health in tomorrow’s Budget

A charity that cares for thousands of sick and dying in Uganda has appealed to the Government to prioritise health in the 2016/2017 Budget to be revealed tomorrow (Wednesday). Hospice Africa Uganda, (HAU), a not-for-profit charity which has centres in Kampala, Mbarara and Hoima, said today urgent investment is needed in the health services for Palliative […]

Ethiopia: End use of counter-terrorism law to persecute dissenters and opposition members

Ethiopia: End use of counter-terrorism law to persecute dissenters and opposition members

2 June 2016 The Ethiopian Government must end its escalating crackdown on human rights defenders, independent media, peaceful protestors as well as members and leaders of the political opposition through the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (ATP) says a group of civil society organisations (CSOs). “The government’s repression of independent voices has significantly worsened as the Oromo protest […]

Minority Groups Drag URSB to court over registration

Minority Groups Drag URSB to court over registration

Minority groups in the country have petitioned the high court challenging the Uganda registration service bureau for failure to register them as a company limited by guarantee. The executive director Sexual Minorities Uganda, Frank Mugisha states that the URSB gave them reasons that they could not have them registered since they are not legally recognized by […]

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