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28 Nov 2017 description

Movilizada sobre el tema de la migración desde 2003, la FIDH observa con inquietud la subcontratación de las políticas migratorias y el aumento de su carácter represivo, particularmente a través de la externalización de las fronteras de los países de destino hacia las rutas migratorias de los países de tránsito y de salida. Los acuerdos formales o informales y programas internacionales como el « Programa Frontera Sur » (EE.UU.

28 Nov 2017 description

Mobilized on the issue of migration since 2003, FIDH is concerned about the outsourcing of migration policies and increase in their repressive character, particularly through the externalization of borders from countries of destination to the countries of transit and departure.

28 Nov 2017 description

Mobilisée sur la thématique migratoire depuis 2003, la FIDH s’inquiète de la sous-traitance des politiques migratoires et de l’augmentation de leur caractère répressif, notamment à travers l’externalisation des frontières des pays de destination vers les routes des pays de transits et de départ.

22 Jan 2015 description

Dominic Ongwen arrived at the ICC detention center in the Hague. FIDH and FHRI welcome this important step towards accountability for thousands of victims of the most atrocious crimes committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda.

"The transfer of Dominic Ongwen to the ICC is a major event. It is a clear signal that while justice may take time, justice prevails", declared our organizations. "Ongwen should now be held accountable for the charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes he has been facing for the last 10 years".

06 Sep 2013 description

Following a promotion mission of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) held in Uganda from 25th to 30th August 2013, FIDH and FHRI call upon the authorities to uphold their regional and international human rights obligations.

09 Jun 2011 description

UN Should Direct New Resources to Address LRA Attacks and Possible Electoral Violence

30 Nov 2010 description

FIDH Recommendations to the Ninth Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Statute of the International Criminal Court, 6-10 December 2010

At the eve of the opening of the Ninth Session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), FIDH is publishing its position paper putting forward specific recommendations to the ASP.

Significant developments have taken place since the Eighth session of the Assembly held towards the end of 2009. Throughout 2010, the Court continued to operate in four situations, namely: Uganda, the …

17 Jul 2007 description

ICC arrest warrants are not peace bargaining tools

On the ninth anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, which established the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organisation in Uganda, the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), draw the attention of the international community to the "Agreement on Accountability and Reconciliation" (the Agreement), signed between the Ugandan government and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) on 29 June 2007.

According to FIDH and FHRI, the …

23 Feb 2006 description

On 23 February 2006, Ugandans will vote for their President and Members of Parliament in the first multi-party vote in two decades. On that occasion, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its affiliate in Uganda, the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) highlight violations of Article 25 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) committed during pre-electoral period, which might impede the conduct of free, fair and transparent elections and call for the full respect of human rights during Election day.

30 Apr 2004 description

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) welcome the Concluding observations of the UN Human Rights Committee on the examination of the first periodic report of the government of Uganda, which were released last week. The organizations had presented a report 1 to the Committee which preoccupations are legally reflected in the Committee's conclusions. The FIDH and the FHRI welcome in particular the following concerns of the Committee: