• How necessary is the death penalty?

    How necessary is the death penalty?0

    Death penalty has over the years become a contentious issue for Africa and the world over. There has been an established pattern in which the use of the death penalty is linked to poverty.  Poor and desperate people are mostly the ones liable to death penalty by the courts. The death penalty has become a

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  • Culture /Religion Vs Human Rights

    Culture /Religion Vs Human Rights0

    On 21 November 2017 proprietors and editors of Red Pepper, a tabloid newspaper in Uganda were arrested.  Those arrested include Arinaitwe Rugyendo, James Mujuni, Richard Tusiime, and Johnson Byabaraha who are also known to have a huge share in the business, the media institution.  A Police spokesperson in a briefing after the arrests said the

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  • Uganda: Charades, sound bites will not end practice of torture in detention

    Uganda: Charades, sound bites will not end practice of torture in detention0

    Gory images from Uganda’s torture chambers have gripped the nation. Many are still struggling to fathom why cold-blooded torturers would descend on human beings and unleash such untold horror on them. In response, President Museveni penned a tepid open missive advising police and other law enforcement agencies to cease the use of torture. He accurately

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  • Development Is About People Not Economies

    Development Is About People Not Economies0

    Last week I was invited to what was described as a “Global Think In” event, basically a series of conversations between academics on Columbia University’s New York campus and scholars and participants in nine Columbia Global Centers in cities around the world. The question we were asked to ponder was: What issue relating to the

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  • Human Rights Day: Why we need to reflect on our shared humanity

    Human Rights Day: Why we need to reflect on our shared humanity0

    On 10th December, Uganda will join the rest of the world to observe the International Human Rights Day. People around the world will commemorate the day – in 1948 – when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This comes at a time when human rights are going through a

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Jacques Rousseau

Lots of interesting ideas to ponder here, on when (if ever) one should publish potentially self-exculpatory pieces by people accused of sexual misconduct/abuse, or even simply impropriety. twitter.com/conor64/…