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Oil activities spark rights abuse in Albertine [Uganda]

Uganda’ cumulative oil resources...could turn into a nightmare, a new report has said...The report identifies land grabbing, environmental degradation and improper handling of oil waste materials as some of the key examples of human right abuses. Others abuses include withholding of vital information from the public by government and sex and labour exploitation, deceitful land compensations, among other...[The] Uganda Human Rights Commission acting chairperson, Dr Katebalirwe Amooti, said while releasing the report titled - Oil in Uganda; Emerging Human Rights Issues” whereas the state has the overall responsibility to ensure protection and promotion of human rights, business enterprises - oil companies, are also expected to respect people’s as they undertake their businesses. “…Women, accordingly, have become vulnerable to prostitution, domestic violence due to property and sexual exploitation in oil camps; but oil companies Tullow and Total’ representatives repulsed the claims.