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THEME: HUMAN DIGINITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS: By Dr. Livingstone Sewanyana, Executive Director, Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI)1. IntroductionThe concept of human dignity and human rights is a fascinating one. It is a phenomenon of contemporary life, of universal dimension and immense significance. Both notions are based on a firm belief: that the quest for social justice, liberty, equality is…
By Petride Mudoola During his visit to Luzira, the Ambassador discovered that among the numerous indigents that urgently need free legal services include inmates on death sentences as well as prisoners serving life sentencesThe European Union Head of Delegation His Excellence Ambassador Kristian Schmidt has appealed to Government to consider adoption of the National Legal policy to ensure necessary services…
By Eddie Ssemakula In commemoration of the 14th World Day against the Death Penalty on October 10th 2016, Foundation for Human Rights Initiative has applauded steps taken towards abolition of the death Penalty. Speaking at the event organized at Human Rights House in Nsambya, FHRI ED Dr. Sewanyana thanked Uganda Prisons’ partnership and acknowledged the long struggle towards abolishing the…
By Ephraim KasoziKAMPALA. Nearly 200 prisoners on death row have begged for mercy and asked the authorities to expedite the hearing of their appeals after it emerged that most of them have spent years on remand without knowing their fate. There are currently 198 inmates on death row (187 males and 11 females) but their sentences have never been confirmed…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2016 This year’s World Day against the death penalty in Uganda is going to be celebrated at the Foundation For Human Rights Intiative Offices, in Nsambya, on Monday, 10th October 2016. The World day against the death penalty was created in 2003, to help activists worldwide rally around the cause to oppose the death penalty…
The Executive Director, Foundation for Human Rights Intiative (FHRI), Dr. Livingstone Sewanyana is in Geneva to attend the United Nations Human Rights Council review process to discuss issues to do with death penalty; freedom from torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment; freedoms of expression, association and assembly; detention and access to justice and Elections “FHRI is an organization…

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