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29 May 2013 description

(Geneva – 29 May 2013) – Non-government organisations, particularly those that advocate on issues of human rights, are facing unprecedented restrictions on access to funding, according to a new report by a UN expert.

19 Oct 2011 description

On 10 October 2011, the Working Group on the UPR reviewed the human rights record of Uganda, and criticised the Government for the criminalisation of the LGBTI community, the use of the death penalty, and the alleged use of torture by the police. The Ugandan head of delegation Mr Henry Okello-Oryem, Minister of State for International Affairs, stated that the culture and traditions of the country legitimise the existence of provisions criminalising same-sex relations and allowing capital punishment.

03 Nov 2010 description

Uganda appeared before the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (the Committee) on 13 October 2010 to present its combined 4th to 7th periodic report. The delegation of Uganda was headed by Ms Rukia Isanga Nakadama, Minister of State for Gender and Cultural Affairs and included female delegates from the areas of law, health and social affairs as well as members of parliament. The Committee expressed its grave concerns about the widespread human rights violations faced by disabled, LGBT and elderly women in Uganda.