Thank You Message to the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uganda on Securing Refugee-Host Relations in Northern Uganda

On Saturday 27 April 2019, Refugee Law Project (RLP) joined the citizens of the Netherlands living in Uganda and elsewhere in celebrating King's Day. This important national holiday in the Netherlands marks the birth in 1885 of King Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand, the son of Queen Beatrix. At that time, liberals in the Government of the Kingdom were searching for means of promoting national unity. The event is thus organised as an opportunity for patriotic celebration and national reconciliation, and as a reminder of the Government's historical commitment to reconciliation and sustainable peace in the Netherlands and world-over - a commitment that has since been seen in Kingdom's support to Uganda on the rule of law and other peace promoting activities.

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Empowering women and girls through innovative approaches require paradigm shifts in attitudes and practices

It’s International Women’s Day again! While 8 March 2019 marks the 44th commemoration since the United Nations adopted the International Women’s Day (IWD) in 1975, it was first convened in 1909 in the USA, followed by Russia in 1917 and China in 1949, in each place marking significant struggle for and achievements in advancing women’s rights.
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International Day for PWDs

Ensuring inclusion and equality for Persons with Disabilities requires change of attitude for all, and political will.Refugee Law Project (RLP) joins Uganda and the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day for Persons with Disability (PWDs) under the theme “Empowering Persons with Disability and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality”.

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African Civil Society Stakeholders call for Global and Inclusive Justice

In commemoration of International Justice Day (17th July)
This statement is the outcome of extensive joint discussions and drafting by the five sponsoring organisations namely:- Centre for the Study of Violence & Reconciliation, Pan African Lawyers Union, Refugee Law Project, Makerere University, International Refugee Rights Initiative, Institute for Justice & Reconcilia-tion
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A Renewed Promise for Peace and Justice: The Reinstatement of Uganda's Amnesty Act 2000

A press statement by the Refugee Law Project commending the government of Uganda for reinstating Part II of the Amnesty Act 2000
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Court rules that all Ugandans have a right to privacy and dignity: Tremendous boost to constitutional rights and protection of sexual and other minorities.

"....In considering whether the Rolling Stone's publication of alleged homosexuals' names, addresses and preferred social hang-outs constituted a violation of the applicant's constitutional rights, the Court, ruled that: 1) The motion is not about homosexuality per se, but '...it is about fundamental rights and freedoms,' in particular about whether 'the publication infringed the rights of the applicants or threatened to do so'. 2) The jurisdiction of Article 50 (1) of the Constitution is dual in nature, in that it extends not just to any person 'whose fundamental rights or other rights or freedoms have been infringed in the first place,' but also to 'persons whose fundamental rights or other rights or freedoms are threatened to be infringed.' ......". A statement by the CSCHRCL
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  2. The court rulling - the Judge's verdict

The Rise & Fall of Human Rights in Uganda?: Human Rights Day, 10th December 2010

"...indicators which suggest that Uganda's human rights record may if anything be in decline....we should ask ourselves whether,a year from now, it will even be possible to publish a statement such as this.....The proposed Public Order Management Bill, if passed, will further violate the already highly-circumscribed freedom of assembly...." A statement by the CSCHRCL
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In Support of Co-ordinated Governance for National Reconciliation: International Day of Peace; 21 September 2010

"......as part of integrating conflict resolution into government institutional frameworks, Uganda needs to seriously reconsider the impacts of its current practice of rampant decentralization........" A press release by Refugee Law Project
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Mass Removal of Rwandans from Ugandan Refugee Settlements

"... Reports indicate that those targeted in this manner were lured with the promise that they would be granted refugee status and food. Instead they were met by a large number of Ugandan police who rounded them up and forced them onto trucks.......". A joint press release by International Refugee Rights Initiative and Refugee Law Project
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