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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April, 2017 The Foundation for Human Initiative is concerned about the growing level of injustice meted upon Ugandans employed by foreign investors. To this end the Executive Director, Foundation For Human Rights Initiative, Dr Livingstone Sewanyana at a press Conference yesterday, Wednesday April 19, 2017 called for the speedy trial of investors and foreigners who employ Ugandans,…
By Lucy Peace Nantume On 11th April 2017, Amnesty International released its global report titled “Death Sentences and Executions 2016”. This comes at a crucial time on the Christian calendar of yet another commemoration of an execution of an innocent man over 2017 years ago and thus a great reminder of how flawed the justice systems can be and one…
By JULIUS OCUNGI & ROBERT OWOT Violence has broken out in Agangura Sub-county, in Aruu North where by-elections are underway for the area Member of Parliament. According to an account by Citizen Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) coordinator, Crispin Kaheru, a group of youth from Kitgum entering Aruu North was intercepted by residents before violence ensued. “The youth…
According to the recent report from the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI): “Justice delayed is Justice denied “ Prisons are holding perhaps as high as three times the official capacity. This has resulted in overcrowding which in turn has led to outbreak of diseases and making it easy to spread any infections. There is no rehabilitation that can take…
By Crispin Kaheru In the village where I was raised in mid-western Uganda was a functional Resistance Council (RC), which later mutated into a Local Council (LC) with the adoption of the 1995 Constitution. One of the members of the executive that has for a very long time stuck on my mind was the secretary for defence; he was called…
April 3, 2017 Written by Sadab Kitatta Kaaya Last week, the government announced that it is postponing the LC-I and LC-II elections, which were scheduled on March 17, to 2018. The postponement, which the government attributed to lack of funds, angered some political and civil society activists. However, DR LIVINGSTONE Sewanyana, the chairman of the Citizens' Coalition for Electoral Democracy…

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