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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…
When you have murdered someone how do you expect to be treated, says president Museveni while reacting to the reports in Media about torture of Kaweesi murder suspects who requested for transfer from Nalufenya to Luzira. The parading of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi murder suspects in court while in worrying status not only affected their friends, family and relatives but…
The director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) Dr. Livingstone Ssewanyana has challenged the academia to come out of libraries, lecture rooms and start advocating for social justices. Ssewanyana said it’s high time the academia get to the forefront advocating for national interests through research, public policy and development. He however lamented that unfortunately, the learned fellows today…

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