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Soroti Mayor Runs to State House Over Police Conduct Soroti CPS 1 Top story

The Mayor also raises concern about the slow police response into Boda- boda attacks and thefts that have triggered fear among his electorate in Soroti Municipality. Omer claims that police only work for people who have money and power at the expense of the poor.
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Gov’t Urged to Set Up Torture Rehabilitation Centers 5

The 2017 Uganda Human Rights Report shows that there were a total of 1,700 cases registered last year. The most significant issues included unlawful killings, harsh prison conditions, arbitrary detention and restrictions on freedoms of press, expression, assembly and political participation. The highest number of cases were filed against the Uganda Police Force and the Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF.
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Detention Beyond Mandatory 48 hours On the Increase-UHRC Report torture 1 1

According to the 2018 Annual Report on the state of human rights, violation of freedom from torture increased by up to 13% in 2018 with 346 complaints registered compared to 306 cases reported in 2017.
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Women Accused of Frustrating SGBV Trials 1 4

Margret Kerisa, a resident of Kakoliye says imprisoning her husband means punishing the entire family. She explains that much as some of the men are violent in families, it is against culture to surrender them into prison, no matter the pain.
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We Are Not Supporting Insurgents in Uganda -EU Envoy the eu agreement 4 1

Ambassador Pacifici says such claims have come up with in the government questioning the EU support to civil society actors in areas of human rights and governance.
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Activist Blasts Judiciary for Shelving Petition against Public Order Law uganda police force 4 1 Top story

The petition was filed by six civil society groups including Center for Constitutional Governance after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni assented to the law. The petitioners cited several grounds seeking the annulment of the Public Order Management Act which they said contradicts several articles of the Constitution.
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Affirmative Action Eludes Indigenous Communities-Commission community 3 1

Medi Kaggwa, the Chairperson Uganda Human Rights Commission, says they have been monitoring the indigenous communities in mining areas to ensure that they benefit from the affirmative action.
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UPDF Compensates Victims of Disarmament 1 1

Col. John Paul Ssonko, the Principal Legal Officer in the Ministry of Defense and Veteran Affairs, says they are committed to ensuring that all complaints against the UPDF especially in Karamoja are handled.
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UHRC: School Goers At High Risk of Sexual Exploitation sexual violence 1 2

The Uganda Human Rights commission UHRC has warned that several Ugandan school goers risk sexual harassment as the country lucks measures to handle cases.
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Public Order Management Act Hindering Citizens Demand for Accountability 1 4

However, Prof. Twinomugisha argues that the law has a direct impact on social, economic and cultural rights. He notes that Ugandans cannot claim to demand and or advocate for economic rights without being able to demand for them through assembly and association.
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People-Power Leaders Seek International Probe on Arua Fracas uganda 1 2

The members of the pressure group told journalists in Kampala that the Ugandan government should be held liable for violating the rights of its people and sanctioning inhumane and degrading treatment against those in custody.
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State House Impostor Arrested in Kiruhura investigation 1

Theopista Twembi, the head of Uganda Human Rights Commission offices in Mbarara, says she was shocked to find the suspect in possession of an identity card indicating that he works with them yet they dont know him.
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Judiciary Gets Draft Guidelines for Trial of PWDS access to justice 1 4

The draft suggests that all disabilities of persons seeking justice or involved in a crime be verified by a professional medical worker and persons living with them. It also suggests the provision of court documents in braille, large print, easy to read and soft copy to enable even visually impaired persons properly prepare for court procedures.
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UHRC Asks Gov't to Amend Child Protection Laws 4

The report which is the first of its kind was titled An Assessment of the Compatibility of Ugandan Legislation with the Convention on The Rights of the Child today. The report indicates that legislation on children affairs is lacking in ten areas.
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Human Rights Abuses Reduce in Karamoja Mining Sites tororo cement 2 1

The commission, in its May 2018 visit to different mining sites across the region notes that findings indicate that a lot has changed since their last visit in 2016.
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Former Prisons Commissioner-General Joseph Etima is Dead caleb alaka 1

In a brief statement, Alaka says they have, with deep shock, learnt of the death of Joseph Etima, former Commissioner General of Uganda Prisons, and most recently a Commissioner with the Uganda Human Rights Commission.
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Former Nalufenya Detainees Demand Special Inquiries kale kayihura 1 7 Top story

Retired Major Musisi Galabuzi, one of the former detainees at Nalufenya Police facility, explained that he was picked up on suspicion of assassinating the former Police Spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi.
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Activists Call for Transparency In State House Spending 2

Dr. Busingye explains that due to the many human rights violations, the constitution has been turned into a book that speaks lies because government is following laws that contravene what it states.
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Human Rights Commission to Visit Kayihura uganda police 1 1 Top story

Ruth Sekindi, the Director Monitoring and Inspection at UHRC, says the Commission will soon visit Kayihura to ascertain his condition.
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UHRC: Security Operatives Using Vans, Private Residences for Torture report 5

Aliyo Natukunda, the Director Legal services at Uganda Prisons, says they are working hard to eliminate torture from the Prison facilities.
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