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The European Union (EU) has awarded three Ugandan activists for their outstanding role in defending human rights. Pamela Judith Agwech, the executive director of Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalisation (GWED-G) was the overall winner of the 2017 European Union Human Rights Defenders Award. Adrian Jjuuko, the executive of Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum - Uganda (HRAPF) and Crispin…
Mr Crispin Kaheru is the coordinator, Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda. By Crispin Kaheru Parliament recently passed the Uganda Communications Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The Bill gives the Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) minister wide discretionary powers in a sector that is essential to freedoms of Ugandans. In amending section 93(1) to give the minister power to determine…
Check out the FHRI's latest newsletter (Volume 14 issue No 3) for lots of news, especially about the recent activities undertaken by various Divisions. In this issue: Human rights movement in Africa under review FHRI participates in Uganda’s 2nd UPR review HRI engages Parliamentary Committees Campaign to eradicate extreme poverty in Uganda analysed FHRI widens her legal aid services coverage…
Uganda today is faced with key problems today, issues like hunger, poverty, disease and corruption which all emanate from poor leadership. The way of life in the Government, private sector and civil society is greed and the need for ‘nfunira waa’ ( where is my benefit). Those in Government offices want a cut-off before they can process anything for anyone.…
The Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU)/Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHR) intends to petition the Constitutional Court with a view of challenging the proposed voting by lining-up method during the Local Council I and II elections. In this respect, CCEDU/FHRI requests Legal firms that might be interested in providing legal representation to CCEDU/FHRI before the Constitutional Court,…
This Policy Brief is based on findings from the FHRI report "Justice Delayed is Justice Denied" The plight of pre trial detainees in Uganda. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The rights to equality before the law, to liberty and to a fair needed to guarantee the rights of remand prisoners. A more trial are well established in constitutional law. In fact, few other…

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