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The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent non-governmental organisation created to ensure the practical realisation of human rights in the countries of the Commonwealth. We push for an adherence to the Commonwealth's Harare Principles and the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. CHRI was established in 1987 after several Commonwealth countries voiced their concern about a lack of focus on Human rights within the Commonwealth organization. CHRI currently has three offices; in Delhi, London and Accra. The Africa office was opened in Accra in 2001 and is at the forefront of the fight to uphold basic human freedoms in the region. We work in three main areas of human rights: Human Rights Advocacy; Access to justice and The Right to Information.

Monday 9 May 2011

Uganda Link

I just discovered this piece by the BBC’s Will Ross. It gives a nice context to the ongoing unrest in Uganda. Link: Would Uganda's Museveni recognise his former self?

It is interesting to note that the Commonwealth is yet to comment on the conduct of police in Uganda. As I argued in my article about Swaziland, it is about time that a statement is made by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

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