August 1, 2014
by William Helbling
Uganda's Constitutional Court in Kampala on Friday ruled to overturn their internationally scrutinized Anti-Homosexuality Act. It is reported that the court's panel of five judges decided to strike down the anti-gay law because they believed it didn't properly pass through Parliament. The Anti- ...[read more]
December 6, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A UN independent expert on Thursday praised a convention passed by the African Union (AU) to protect internally displaced persons (IDPs). The African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention) was passed in 2009 and came into ...[read more]
June 20, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The government of Uganda announced on Wednesday that it will ban at least 38 non-governmental organizations that are accused of promoting gay rights and recruiting children to homosexuality. Minister of State for Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo alleged that those organizations are receiving ...[read more]
September 11, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Ugandan Supreme Court Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki on Friday said the Judiciary lacks independence as a result of interference by African governments. At the Southern African Chief Justices Forum in Kampala, Odoki pointed to surveys by the World Bank and the World Economic Forum that rank African ...[read more]
June 11, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On June 11, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) adopted an amendment to the Rome Statute including a definition for the crime of aggression and creating jurisdictional conditions for prosecution. The amendment was adopted after ICC member states reached a compromise on the definition and ...[read more]
August 6, 2010
by Ingrid Burke
JURIST Guest Columnist Charles Jalloh of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that unless the AU and the ICC establish a proper dialogue, the logic of mutual gain for the ICC and Africa is at a risk of being undermined if not entirely lost.... On July 27, 2010, the Assembly of Heads of ...[read more]
June 11, 2010
by Sarah Miley
Nations attending the final day of the Review Conference of the Rome Statute on Friday in Kampala, Uganda, have been unable to reach a consensus on the adoption of the crime of aggression by the International Criminal Court (ICC). The crime of aggression is listed under Article 5 of the Rome ...[read more]
June 9, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The Ugandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Monday that the government has changed its position concerning a previous decision not to invite Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to an African Union (AU) summit to be held in Kampala in July. On Saturday, President Yoweri Museveni said that ...[read more]
October 6, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
Senior officers in the Ugandan military could held responsible for the use of child soldiers under a new US law, according to a Monday report in Kampala's Daily Monitor. The Child Soldiers Accountability Act of 2008, signed into law by US President George W. Bush on Friday, provides for up to 2... ...[read more]
November 20, 2007
by Caitlin Price
The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) Tuesday joined calls to suspend Pakistan from the Commonwealth in light of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's imposition of emergency rule, suspension of the constitution and effective dismissal of the country's top judges. CHRI, which mon... ...[read more]

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