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ADVERT/ TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR MEDIA CAMPAIGN FOR VOICE PROJECT. 1. Background. Following the February 2016 Uganda’s general elections, Citizens’ Election Observer’s Network in Uganda (CEON-U) highlighted limited youth participation as one of the key concerns by the youth and other citizens in engagement in elections due to the existing laws particularly the Sec. 8 of the National Youth Act…
The East African Community’s (EAC) ultimate goal of political federation is being held back by differences over presidential term limits, term durations and age limits in partner states, a member of community’s parliament has said. Tanzanian representative to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), Abdullah Makame, told The Observer on Wednesday that the discrepancies have delayed certain protocols that would…
By Tim Drunkenmölle (Intern in the Research Department at Foundation for Human Rights Initiative) & Jaiman Singh (Student at the University of British Columbia and intern in the Research Department at Foundation for Human Rights Initiative) & Fred Sekindi (Director Research and Advocacy and Lobbying at Foundation for Human Rights Initiative) The armed usurpation of government in Zimbabwe draws us…
As the government tightens controls over non-governmental organisations, citing political interference, a leading human rights defender has made the case for self-regulation. In the face of mounting state pressure, which has seen NGO premises searched by police and bank accounts frozen recently, Dr Livingstone Sewanyana, makes a passionate case for the right to associate, organize and for accountable government. The…
By Michelle Fowler (Intern at Research Department at Foundation for Human Rights Initiative and student at Pomona College, California, USA) & John Bosco (Intern at the Research Department at Foundation for Human Rights Initiative and student at Nkumba University, Uganda) & Fred Sekindi (Director Research Advocacy and Lobbying at Foundation for Human Rights Initiative) Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was welcomed…
By Dr. Fred Sekindi & Ana Relinque López Does the on-going strike by doctors raise any human rights/constitutional issues? Uganda’s doctors under their umbrella body, Uganda Medical Association (UMA) have laid down their tools after government failed to respond to their grievances. On 1 November 2017, it was claimed by the Daily Monitor that President Yoweri Museveni reportedly threatened to…
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