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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. […]

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DIGGING FOR POWER: WOMEN EMPOWERMENT AND JUSTICE AMIDST THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ALBERTINE AND KARAMOJA, UGANDA

The research was carried out in the framework of a project aimed at improving access to justice for communities affected by extractive industries, implemented by Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF) and its partner organisation in Uganda Advocate for Natural Resources and Development (ANARDE). The research covers two of our implementation areas: the Karamoja sub-region in the […]

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DIGGING DEEP. THE IMPACT OF UGANDA’S LAND RUSH ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS

Land – its access, control and ownership – lies at the heart of power relationships within Uganda.The struggle for land is deeply intertwined with the struggle for women’s rights. Women’s access to and control over resources and economic decision making is fundamental to the achievement of their rights. Despite some progress, inequality between women and […]

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Land Grabbing and Oil Industry, Implications for Women’s Land Rights and Oil Industry in Uganda

The discovery of oil in any country is met with joy and jubilation for its prospective contribution to development. This is no different for Uganda. The need for land to pave way for oil exploitation and exploration as well as speculative investment has generated a challenge of land acquisition which in this paper I have […]