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Human Rights Centre Uganda has launched an online advocacy portal to be used to collect and share information on human rights abuses across the country. According to the local civil society organization, the information will be used as evidence in human rights abuse cases against state organs. Dr Livingstone Sewanyana, the executive director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative…
By Crispin Kaheru So, what if the late assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi was taking his children to school, or worse yet, taking his lovely wife to the hospital to experience one of the most amazing and magical wonders of this world – giving birth, what then? Do these cold blooded assassins have any conscience? What kind…
Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has warned that corrupt judicial officials who disregard the due process of law will be prosecuted, named and shamed in the media. He was addressing students and dignitaries recently during the inter-university human rights competition organized by Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) at Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi. Justice Katureebe said violation of the law is…
Following the death of Police spokesperson AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, activists have urged government to regulate the way guns are licensed out. Dr. Livingstone Sewanyana, the Foundation for Human Rights Initiatives (FHRI) executive director said the access and use of guns should be monitored by government amongst members of the community. He made the remarks yesterday during a workshop in…
As a result of the long pre-trial detention period, the current prisoners’ food bill in Uganda has hit sh70b, according to a report. The report on the plight of pre-trial detainees in Uganda titled ‘Justice Delayed is Justice Denied’ showed that the cost of feeding an inmate is sh1.35m a year. Lizet Vlamings the head of research at Foundation for…
This policy action brief, prepared by CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, and the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), examines a range of restrictions on civil society’s fundamental rights recently experienced in Uganda. In particular, these have included a series of break-ins on the premises of civil society organisations (CSOs), in which CSO information has been stolen; attacks on…

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