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UGANDA
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN INFORMATION (COI) REPORT
COI Service
Date 20 April 2011
 
U
GANDA
D
ATE
 
ii The main text of this COI Report contains the most up to date publicly available information as at 2 February 2011.Further brief information on recent events and reports has been provided in the Latest News sectionto 20 April 2011.
Contents
PrefaceLatest News
E
VENTS IN
U
GANDA FROM
3
 
F
EBRUARY TO
20
 
A
PRIL
2011
 
Useful news sources for further informationR
EPORTS ON
U
GANDA PUBLISHED OR ACCESSED BETWEEN
3
 
F
EBRUARY AND
20
 
A
PRIL
2011
Paragraphs
Background Information
1.
 
G
EOGRAPHY
...............................................................................................................1.01Map...........................................................................................................................1.062.
 
E
CONOMY
..................................................................................................................2.013.
 
H
ISTORY
.....................................................................................................................3.01Political developments: 1962 – early 2011...........................................................3.01Conflict with Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA): 1986 to 2010...............................3.07Amnesty for rebels (Including LRA combatants)...............................................3.094.
 
R
ECENT DEVELOPMENTS
.............................................................................................4.01Kampala bombings July 2010...............................................................................4.015.
 
C
ONSTITUTION
............................................................................................................5.016.
 
P
OLITICAL SYSTEM
......................................................................................................6.01Executive Branch...................................................................................................6.02Legislative Branch..................................................................................................6.03Political parties.......................................................................................................6.06
Human Rights
7.
 
I
NTRODUCTION
............................................................................................................7.018.
SECURITY FORCES
.......................................................................................................8.01Police.......................................................................................................................8.03Armed forces..........................................................................................................8.09Other government forces......................................................................................8.12Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force (JATT)..............................................................8.14Human rights violations by government forces.................................................8.16
Arbitrary arrest and detention..............................................................................8.19Torture, ill-treatment and the use of excessive force...........................................8.27Extra-judicial killings and disappearances...........................................................8.35
Avenues of complaint............................................................................................8.40
Uganda Police Force human rights desk.............................................................8.44Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC)......................................................8.45
9. J
UDICIARY
..................................................................................................................9.01Organisation...........................................................................................................9.01Independence.........................................................................................................9.03Fair trial....................................................................................................................9.09Penal code...............................................................................................................9.1310.
 
A
RREST AND DETENTION
 –
LEGAL RIGHTS
....................................................................10.0111.
 
C
ONDITIONS IN PRISON AND OTHER PLACES OF DETENTION
...........................................11.01
 
20
 
A
PRIL
2011 U
GANDA
 
The main text of this COI Report contains the most up to date publicly available information as at 2 February 2011.Further brief information on recent events and reports has been provided in the Latest News sectionto 20 April 2011.iii
Female prisoners....................................................................................................11.15Children...................................................................................................................11.1612.
 
D
EATH PENALTY
.........................................................................................................12.0113.
 
P
OLITICAL AFFILIATION
...............................................................................................13.01Freedom of political expression...........................................................................13.01Freedom of association and assembly................................................................13.05Political groups and parties..................................................................................13.07
FDC: Forum for Democratic Change...................................................................13.07
14.
 
F
REEDOM OF SPEECH AND MEDIA
................................................................................14.01Media laws ..............................................................................................................14.06Television and radio broadcasts..........................................................................14.07Journalists..............................................................................................................14.08
 
Internet freedom..................................................................................................... 14.1115.
 
Human rights institutions, organisations and activists
.............................................15.01Uganda human rights commission......................................................................15.0416.
 
C
ORRUPTION
..............................................................................................................16.0117.
RELIGIOUS GROUPS
.....................................................................................................17.01Demography............................................................................................................17.01Legal rights.............................................................................................................17.02Position/treatment of religious groups................................................................17.0618.
 
E
THNIC GROUPS
.........................................................................................................18.01Demography............................................................................................................18.01Legal rights.............................................................................................................18.02Position/treatment of groups................................................................................18.03Batwa.......................................................................................................................18.04Karamoja.................................................................................................................18.0519.
 
L
ESBIAN
,
GAY
,
BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER PERSONS
(LGBT)..................................19.01Legal rights.............................................................................................................19.01LGB persons...........................................................................................................19.03Anti-Homosexuality Bill.........................................................................................19.09
2011 Update on the Bill........................................................................................19.17
Transgender persons.............................................................................................19.18Treatment by, and attitudes of, state authorities................................................19.19Societal treatment and attitudes...........................................................................19.24
Rolling Stone newspaper.....................................................................................19.29
LGBT groups...........................................................................................................19.34
Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG)...............................................................19.34Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)......................................................................19.38Gay Rights Uganda..............................................................................................19.39
20.
 
W
OMEN
......................................................................................................................20.01Overview..................................................................................................................20.01Socio and economic statistics..............................................................................20.02Legal rights.............................................................................................................20.06
International obligations.......................................................................................20.06Domestic law and policy.......................................................................................20.08
Cultural/societal attitudes.....................................................................................20.13Political rights.........................................................................................................20.15Social and economic rights...................................................................................20.16
Family law: marriage, divorce and inheritance....................................................20.16
Violence against women........................................................................................20.18
Domestic violence................................................................................................20.20

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