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By Ephraim KasoziKAMPALA. Nearly 200 prisoners on death row have begged for mercy and asked the authorities to expedite the hearing of their appeals after it emerged that most of them have spent years on remand without knowing their fate. There are currently 198 inmates on death row (187 males and 11 females) but their sentences have never been confirmed…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2016 This year’s World Day against the death penalty in Uganda is going to be celebrated at the Foundation For Human Rights Intiative Offices, in Nsambya, on Monday, 10th October 2016. The World day against the death penalty was created in 2003, to help activists worldwide rally around the cause to oppose the death penalty…
The Executive Director, Foundation for Human Rights Intiative (FHRI), Dr. Livingstone Sewanyana is in Geneva to attend the United Nations Human Rights Council review process to discuss issues to do with death penalty; freedom from torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment; freedoms of expression, association and assembly; detention and access to justice and Elections “FHRI is an organization…
Summary The people of Amuru, many of whom are former Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), are facing serious challenges accessing their land, which has undermined their economic and social welfare. Amuru, now a District, is one of the areas which were affected by the Northern Uganda Lord’s Resistance Army conflict. The war displaced over 1.7 million Northerners, forcing the majority of…
Leaders from Rwenzori region have raised several issues that affected 2016 elections which they said could have resulted into some of the conflicts that rocked their region in the post-election period. This was in the third regional post-election reflection forum organised by Citizens' Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) in Rwenzori region on Friday. According to the statement issued…
By Eddie Ssemakula 17 Civil society organizations, spearheaded by National NGO forum and Uganda Governance Monitoring platform (UGMP) have released a report auditing the first 100 days of the NRM government at Golf Course Hotel. The report card titled “Kisanja Hakuna Mchezo or more of the same” highlights the first 100 days since the February election and focuses on areas…

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