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Asked in separate interviews whether they will support the soon-to-be gazetted Constitutional Amendment Bill, which seeks largely to remove the upper presidential age limit, many NRM MPs were non-committal, a few said yes and no.Once Article 102 (b) is amended and the presidential age limit is removed, President Museveni’s last remaining hurdle to re-election in 2021 will be removed.A total…
 URGENT APPEAL - THE OBSERVATORY UGA 001 / 0717 / OBS 077MurderUgandaJuly 5, 2017The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Uganda. Description of the situation: The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the murder of Mr.…
As the delegates from UN, humanitarian agencies and governments’ representatives arrive in Kampala today for the global solidarity summit on refugees on Friday, the Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) has urged world leaders to reiterate their collective responsibility to end violence and instabilities. CCEDU, an umbrella non-governmental organization for groups advocating for electoral democracy, states that violence…
By Isabella Bwiire Uganda ought to adopt non-custodial sentences that are relevant to the country, especially since we are faced with overcrowded prison conditions and limited budgetary allocations to run prison institutions. In a number of countries in Africa, prisons are holding perhaps as high as three times the official capacity. This has resulted in overcrowding, which in turn has…
The people of Kibanda North will have to go back to the polls again and the taxpayers will part with about 500 millions to have this election out of the way. Its high time government sees the relevance and hears the cry of Ugandans advocating for both political and electoral reforms. Kibanda North is not the only case where by-elections…
The Heads of Missions of the EU Member States, the EU Delegation and Norway have announced Pamela Judith Angwech as winner of the EU Human Rights Defenders Award 2017. The annual European Union Human Rights Defenders Award (EU HRD), now in its sixth year, is granted by the EU and its member states in Uganda, and Norway, to recognise the…

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