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As Uganda prepares to vote its President and Members of Parliament today, the 18th of February 2016, the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative/Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda and Women in Leadership Development (FHRI/CCEDU/WLEDE) together with the Citizen Election Observers Network Uganda (CEON-U) have deployed their Short Term Observers across the country to promote participation, deter fraud and impartially…
KAKINDU, Uganda — The afternoon sun hangs low over the banana trees as Yoweri Museveni, Uganda’s ruler for the last three decades, makes his long-awaited entrance. For hours, thousands of yellow-clad supporters of his National Resistance Movement have camped out on the grounds of St. Luka Baanabakintu Primary School, waiting to catch a glimpse of the man they refer to…
Uganda will join the rest of the world to mark International Human Rights day on December 10, 2015. The celebrations commemorate the day on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The current trend of human rights concerns, ranging from impunity, draconian legislations and corruption, continue to pose threats to the enjoyment…
INTRODUCTION Governmental support for democracy and human rights is on a steady decline across the African continent.[1] Five African countries rank among the worst ten in political rights and civil liberties globally.[2] This recession in democracy is not peculiar to Africa. The International Centre for Not-for-Profit Law reports a worldwide decline in democratic space.[3] A growing number of governments are…
Civil society organizations under their umbrella consortium, Citizens Election Observers Network Uganda (CEON-U) launched their November pre-election Observation report at Foundation for Human Rights Initiative offices on 2nd December 2015. CEON-U is a network of 18 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) set up to foresee a transparent, free and fair democratic process in the 2016 elections.The consortium, represented by its National…
This report presents the findings of a one-­‐year research project carried out by the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative on extreme poverty and the status of human rights in Uganda.

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