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Election observers have embarked on early preparations for the 2021 general elections. Over 20 sub-national civic organizations from regions like Ankole, Acholi, Buganda East, Busoga and Bukedi among others have today convened in Kampala to explore opportunities for maintaining and strengthening a robust election observation framework. According to the Chairperson, Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda Dr. Livingstone Sewanyana,…
The Second Global Forum of Citizen Election Observers is currently taking place in Brussels, Belgium. The two-day high-level forum has brought together over 250 prominent representatives of citizen observer groups, key civil society organisations from all over the world with representatives of international institutions working on governance issues. The 2016 forum has been convened by the European Commission and is…
1 BACKGROUND The Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) is an independent, non-governmental, nonpartisan and not-for-profit human rights advocacy organisation. Under the Policy and Law Reform component of the Research Division, FHRI aims to influence policy and legislation for enhanced protection and promotion of human rights. Parliament has a duty to promote human rights as articulated in Articles 20(2) and…
Women representing various civil society institutions have today 13th September 2016 been arrested by the Uganda Police Force at the National Theatre, Kampala. Over 25 women convened at about 12:00pm at the National Theatre to pray in protest of the proposed constitutional amendment to lift the age limit of presidential candidates. The women were immediately arrested, put on Police trucks…
| 9th September 2016 By Charity Ahimbisibwe CCEDU held its second post election reflection forum in Teso region, in the eastern town of Soroti. The forum was attended by over 60 eminent persons among whom were: religious leaders, cultural, leaders, local government leaders, lawyers, academicians and senior citizens.A cross-section of attendees reiterated that amending the Constitution is not the solution…
By Eddie Ssemakula Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy (CCEDU) has successfully concluded a five district Observation mission for Districts Kakumiro, Kibaale, Kagadi, Rubanda and Omoro. CCEDU, an 850-member coalition, observed Election day activity in conformity with Ugandan laws and presented findings concerning the Election day process across the five districts. The new District elections were conducted on Aug 29 Findings…

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