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FIDHand its member organisation in Central African Republic (CAR)LCDH - Ligue centrafricaine des droits de l’Homme Press Release Jean-Pierre Bemba convicted of crimes against humanity and war crimes in a landmark verdict (Bangui, Paris, The Hague - 21 March 2016) Today, the Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted former Vice-President of the Democratic Republic of Congo,…
It’s not so long ever since Uganda went to the polls, and as we conclude the electoral process we must embrace peace, negotiation and reconciliation between aggrieved individuals and parties. Elections are widely known as a contest which constitute both winners and losers, and it’s fitful for the later to concede defeat unless otherwise. The post election period is too…
By Crispy Kaheru Coordinator Citizen Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda I have heard some people speak as if the 2016 elections are over. This is inaccurate; 2016 is not yet over! Firstly, there are certain elections that are not yet held, including the important Local Council I elections. Secondly and most importantly, there are still unresolved issues – call…
 PRESS STATEMENT For immediate release | 10th March 2016 Today, March 10th 2016, civil society organisations filed an amicus curie motion to join the presidential election petition. The organisations have interest in the petition because it raises important questions of public interest; whether the general elections were conducted in a manner representative of the will of the people. The admission…
The hopes of Uganda’s media to operationalize in a conducive environment remain dashed as journalists continue to face intimidation, harassment and arbitrary arrests. It is an ideal situation to take mention of harassment of the media in Uganda without practical examples. On March 1, 2016, Bahati Remmy, a journalist at NBS Television was brutally arrested at Kasangati by anti riot…
Welcome to the March 2016 edition of the East Africa Criminal Justice Civil Society Network newsletter. It is now almost two years since the East Africa Criminal Justice Civil Society Network was set up and issued the first edition of the e-newsletter. Since then, over 153 people from NGOs and other criminal justice stakeholders in the region have joined the…

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