Committee Reports

Letter to the President of Uganda regarding Human Rights Violations


The Vance Center for International Justice and the Committees on African Affairs and International Human Rights drafted a letter to President Museveni of Uganda, expressing grave concern regarding media reports of torture, denial of access to legal counsel and medical care, and arbitrary deprivation of life that allegedly occurred and may be ongoing in and around Kampala, Uganda, in recent weeks. The letter states that this conduct violates Uganda’s obligations under international treaties to which it is a party, and also violates domestic law. It calls upon President Museveni to immediately investigate the allegations referred to above and take all such steps as may be necessary to ensure that the detainees are allowed access to their lawyers and to medical care, that the conditions of their detention conform to international standards, and that they promptly receive a fair judicial hearing.