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Stéphanie RIVOAL, Ambassador of France for the EU October 10th 2017 Dear Atillio Pacifici, Ambassador of the European Union Delegation, Dear Livingstone Sewanyana, Director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative, Dear Honourable, Dear Human Rights Activists, Ladies and Gentlemen 15 years. Yes, today marks the 15th World Day against Death Penalty. 15 years of active work of awareness. 15…
In 2003, the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty (WCADP) established the World Day Against Death Penalty. Partners around the World unite on October 10th to promote awareness of the movement against the death penalty. Since the 1980s, there has been a global trend towards the abolition of the death penalty, a trend that continues to this day. According to…
UGANDA: Authorities attempt to silence human rights organisations ahead of constitutional amendment Paris-Geneva-Kampala, September 25, 2017 - As Parliament of Uganda discusses the constitutional amendment to lift presidential age limit, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH-OMCT), FHRI and Chapter Four Uganda call upon authorities to refrain from further hindering the right to freedom of speech, association…
Uganda: Stop clampdown on supporters of presidential age limit The Ugandan authorities must end their absurd attempts to silence people opposed to scrapping the presidential age limit, said Amnesty International today, as a motion on the controversial proposal was brought to parliament. Earlier today the mayor of the country’s capital, Kampala, was arrested by the police and bundled into a…
Fredrick Sekindi* ABSTRACT The article discusses presidential authority as conceptualised by the fundamental laws that Uganda has adopted since it was declared a British Protectorate in 1894. Focusing on the Constitution of Uganda of 1995, the article argues that just like erstwhile fundamental laws, it was imposed on the country with the primary purpose of entrenching President Museveni in power,…
Crispin Kaheru, CCEDU==================It is quite unfortunate that at a time when Uganda is struggling with evils such as insecurity characterized by unresolved murders; widespread land evictions; natural disasters and unabated corruption, some politicians have in that heat of the moment chosen to instead pay attention to promoting and sponsoring debate around the amendment of article 102(b) of the 1995 Constitution…

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