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By Lucy Peace Nantume – A human rights lawyer working with the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI). During the passing out ceremony of prison staff on 15th August 2016, in his speech,the president responding to a call to abolish the death penalty stated that “ I believe in the law of Moses; an eye for an eye, tooth for…
When retired Col. Kizza Besigye lodged a complaint in court after the 2011 elections, he was dissatisfied with the elections because polling materials that were delivered to polling stations were not properly sealed, some polling stations had short deliveries of ballot papers; ballot stuffing and multiple voting had happened in some polling station; there was tampering and alteration of results,…
Human rights defenders have said the raid on Makindye Chief Magistrate’s Court by a mob, protesting the criminal trial of Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura, highlights the selective application of the law. A pro-Kayihura mob last Wednesday stormed Makindye court protesting the police chief’s appearance to answer charges of torture against civilians. Gen Kayihura was expected to appear…
On August 5th 2016, the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the IGAD-Plus held its Second Extra – Ordinary Summit meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and deliberated on the prevailing situation in the Republic of South Sudan. This was one of the high level meetings purposefully convened to discuss the South Sudan question ever since fighting broke out…
Nairobi, July 6, 2016) – Activists from across Africa clarify misconceptions about the International Criminal Court (ICC) and highlight the need for African governments to support the court in a video released today by 21 African and international nongovernmental organizations.In January 2016, the African Union (AU) gave its Open-Ended Committee of African Ministers on the ICC a mandate to develop…
By Eddie SsemakulaCitizen Election Observers Network, (CEON-U) yesterday June 30th, 2016 launched its final report under the theme “Uganda General Elections 2016: Revisiting the Democracy Construct” at Nile hall, Hotel Africana. Funded by Democratic Governance Facility and USAID through National Democratic Institute, the 14-chapter report highlighted pre-election, Election Day and post election concerns with a chapter devoted to special interest…

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