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Appeal to Ugandan Government and Oil companies operating in the Albertine Region

Women Environmental Human Rights Defenders – WEHRDs are any individual or group working to protect or promote human rights in the context of the environment, such as the defense of land rights, access to natural resources and the right to a healthy environment, and that they are often members of indigenous and traditional communities who […]

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Towards a food sovereignty strategy to strengthen food security. A model for Albertine Region

The term food sovereignty, coined with the aim to politicize the food and agricultural debates from below, refers to the right of nations and peoples to control their own food systems, including their won markets, production modes, food cultures and environments. This approach creates wider socio- cultural and ecological synergies by promoting principles of diversity, […]

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New Oil, Same Business? At a Crossroads to Avert Catastrophe in Uganda

FIDH and FHRI undertook this Community-based human rights impact assessment (“Assessment” or “Report”) of the Lake Albert to address the impacts of extractive industries. The Report, which is the result of a long process and implements a community-based Human Rights Impact Assessment methodology, documents a number of human rights violations and abuses resulting from the […]

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OIL-INDUCED LAND COMPENSATION DISPOSSESSION AND WOMEN’S EXPERIENCES IN ALBERTINE GRABEN, UGANDA

In the last thirteen years since the discovery of oil and gas resources in Uganda, numerous developments have taken place to pave way for the development of oil and gas sector which necessitated land acquisition. In response, interventions such as cash compensation, partial land acquisition and resettlement were undertaken. The lacuna for this study is that, there is limited research […]

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SERIOUS BREACHES OF THE DUTY OF VIGILANCE LAW. THE CASE OF TOTAL IN UGANDA

Total’s operations in Uganda involve risks of serious human rights and environmental violations, detailed in the present report. In spite of these risks, Total’s 2018 vigilance plan mentions no specific vigilance measures for the Tilenga and EACOP projects. The vigilance plan thus fails to comply with the duty of vigilance law, as it does not map risks. […]