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By: Lucy Peace Nantume, Lawyer and Human Rights activist working with the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative. On October 24th 2016, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta commuted the death sentences of all 2,747 convicts on death row to life sentences giving them a reprieve from the hangman’s noose. The 2,655 men and 92 women will now serve life imprisonment. Invoking the…
[Declaration of FIDH and 100 Member and Partner Organisations]Our organisations defend human rights worldwide and accompany victims of the most serious crimes, wherever they occur and whomever the perpetrators. We fervently deplore actions taken by the governments of Burundi and South Africa to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) and express our concern that these initial announcements may be…
Crispin Kaheru, the Coordinator of the Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda was appointed by Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC). “The Chairperson of the Commission would like you to be part of the said mission”, a letter from the AUC dated October 3, 2016 to Kaheru read in part. Reacting to his…
By Stephen WanderaKAMPALA- Seven out of 10 Members of Parliament are opposed to the lifting of the Presidential age limit from the Constitution, according to a new study. This is entailed in a new survey released by the Citizen’s Coalition for Electoral Democracy on Uganda (CCEDU) on Parliamentary Attitudes to lifting Presidential age limit conducted between September 16 and October…
THEME: HUMAN DIGINITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS: By Dr. Livingstone Sewanyana, Executive Director, Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI)1. IntroductionThe concept of human dignity and human rights is a fascinating one. It is a phenomenon of contemporary life, of universal dimension and immense significance. Both notions are based on a firm belief: that the quest for social justice, liberty, equality is…
By Petride Mudoola During his visit to Luzira, the Ambassador discovered that among the numerous indigents that urgently need free legal services include inmates on death sentences as well as prisoners serving life sentencesThe European Union Head of Delegation His Excellence Ambassador Kristian Schmidt has appealed to Government to consider adoption of the National Legal policy to ensure necessary services…

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