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17 August 2016

Uganda: Proposed compulsory land acquisition laws will negatively impact locals in favour of investors

Author: Norbert Mao, President of Democratic Party, in Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"Tilting land laws: Minister Amongi’s poisoned chalice"...

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17 June 2016

Uganda Human Rights Commission & Danish Institute for Human Rights develop Uganda Business & Human Rights Country Guide

The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) have developed a preliminary web-based country guide that aims to be a resource for businesses, Civil Society Organisations, Governments, multilateral...

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28 January 2016

Report calls for development banks to provide stronger complaints mechanisms for people harmed by their projects

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29 September 2015

Report says large-scale agricultural investments threaten right to food of small-scale farmers in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands; includes companies’ comments

A new report by Misereor says large-scale agricultural investments threaten the right to food of the local small-scale farmers. The report includes response by Olam International & New Forests Company. Business & Human Rights Resource Centre...

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21 August 2012

Uganda: Growing Intimidation, Threats to Civil Society

Author: Human Rights Watch

Research and advocacy organizations in Uganda that deal with controversial topics are facing increasing harassment by Uganda’s government...Groups have recently faced forced closure of meetings, threats, harassment, arrest, and punitive bureaucratic...

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10 January 2012

British forest firm that evicted Ugandan peasants closes shop

Author: Daily Monitor [Uganda]

A British firm [New Forests Company (NFC)] accused [in September 2011] by Oxfam International of illegally evicting some 20,000 Ugandan peasants from arable land to plant trees [has] suspended operations... [after a] loss of $14m (Shs33.6 billion) by...

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22 September 2011

[video] Oxfam sounds Uganda land-grab warning

Author: Malcolm Webb, Al Jazeera

A new report by the British charity Oxfam suggests that over 22,000 Ugandans have been forced out of their homes since 2004. Oxfam claims many of them have been left homeless after being evicted in so-called land-grabs, to clear the way for timber...

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21 September 2011

Land grabs by speculators, pension funds & agri-businesses in developing countries are already leading to conflict, hunger & human rights abuses according to Oxfam report

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