Republic of Uganda

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
    • Citizenship and Nationality - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
    • Forged and Fraudulently Obtained Official Documents - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • UGA105807.E - Requirements and procedures to obtain a birth certificate, both within and outside the country, including by a third party; description of the certificate, including information contained in the document - June 2017 (PDF)
    • ZZZ105753.E - Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda: Ability to travel from Burundi to neighbouring countries, including obstacles and resettlement - Mar. 2017 (PDF)
    • UGA105378.E – Prevalence of fraudulent documents, including identity cards and passports (2014-December 2015) - January 2016 (PDF)
    • UGA103781.E - Requirements and procedures with which adults must comply to obtain their birth certificate, including which identity documents they need to provide, and whether it is sufficient to provide information about their parents; the physical description of the birth certificate, including what information appears on it; whether a third party can obtain or replace someone else's lost birth certificate, or whether individuals must apply in person - July 2011 (PDF)
    • UGA103762.E - Requirements and procedures to obtain a driver's permit; information on the physical description of the driver's permit, including what information appears on it; whether a third party can replace a lost or expired driver's permit on behalf of the permit holder, or whether the permit holder must appear in person to renew or replace the driver's permit - June 2011 (PDF)
    • ZZZ102691.E - Whether a Rwandan born in Uganda has citizenship rights; conditions under which individuals whose ancestors are not Ugandan can obtain Ugandan citizenship; whether citizens of Uganda have rights to free university education; whether international students can attend university in Uganda - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
    • UGA102198.E - Identity documents carried by Ugandan citizens; whether or not birth certificates are routinely issued - Feb. 2007 (PDF)
    • UGA42523.E - Whether a child born abroad to a Ugandan woman and a foreign man is entitled to Ugandan citizenship (March 2004) - Mar. 2004 (PDF)
Law

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Children

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • US Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Children - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • UGA42523.E - Uganda: Whether a child born abroad to a Ugandan woman and a foreign man is entitled to Ugandan citizenship (March 2004) - Mar. 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Child Soldiers Global International - 2008 (PDF)
  • Coalition to Stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
  • Human Right Watch Profiles
    • "Where Do You Want Us to Go"? Abuses Against Street Children in Uganda - July 2014 (PDF)
    • Stolen Children: Abduction and Recruitment in Northern Uganda - Apr. 2003 (PDF)
    • The Scars of Death Children Abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda - Sept. 1997 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on witchcraft practices in Uganda which involve the sacrifice of children and the use of their body parts in rituals in the years 2008 - 2011 - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
    • Information regarding sex trafficking of women/girls in Uganda. - July 2010 (PDF)
    • Are there reports of sexual violence against women and girl children in Uganda? - June 2010 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch Profiles
    • "Letting the Big Fish Swim" : Failures to Prosecute High-Level Corruption in Ugandam - Oct. 2013

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Disabilities

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Persons with Disabilities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Profiles
    • "As if We Weren't Human": Discrimination and Violence against Women with Disabilities in Northern Uganda - Aug. 2010 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Congressional Research Service (CRS) - Current Conditions and the Crisis in North Uganda - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • UGA102199.E - Uganda: Strength of political opposition following the February 2006 elections; reports of mistreatment of members and supporters of opposition parties by authorities (November 2005 - January 2007) - Feb. 2007 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Election Guide - Recent elections
  • Human Rights Watch Profiles
    • “Keep the People Uninformed” Pre-election Threats to Free Expression and Association in Uganda - Jan. 2016 (PDF)
    • Not a Level Playing Field: Government Violations in the Lead-Up to the Election - Feb. 2001 (PDF)
    • Hostile to Democracy: The Movement System and Political Repression in Uganda - 1999
  • International Crisis Group
    • No Resolution to Growing Tensions - Apr. 2012 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National / Racial / Ethnic Minorities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Ethnic Group - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UGA35525 - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide a news report of the outbreak of tribal conflict 2 weeks ago (between Bagandan loyalists, loyal to the King)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Minority Rights Group International
  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Acholi

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on treatment of Acholi tribe in Uganda. - June 2010 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Acholi profile (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Banyarwanda - Bahutu, Tatusi, Rwandans, and Batwa

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • ZZZ102691.E - Whether a Rwandan born in Uganda has citizenship rights; conditions under which individuals whose ancestors are not Ugandan can obtain Ugandan citizenship; whether citizens of Uganda have rights to free university education; whether international students can attend university in Uganda - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
    • ZZZ42873.E - Status of Rwandans people and whether they are entitled to have permanent status or citizenship and if so, information on the required procedures (August 2004) - Aug. 2004 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Basongora

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Basongora profile (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Batwa

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Batwa - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Batwa profile (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Karamojong

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Karamoja - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UGA17790 - Feb. 2006 (PDF)
      1. Can you provide information on conflicts between the Sebei tribe and the Kenyan Pokot and the Karamonjong tribe?
      2. Is there any evidence of these tribal conflicts been played out in Kampala?
      3. Do the Ugandan authorities take action in respect to these tribal conflicts?
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Profiles 
    • "How Can We Survive Here?" The Impact of Mining on Human Rights in Karamoja, Uganda - Feb. 2014 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Karamojong profile (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Sebei Tribe

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UGA17343 - May 2005 (PDF)
      1. Can you provide information on the Sebei - in particular. cultural practices?
      2. Can you also provide information on the legal position in Uganda vis-a-vis female circumcision and forced marriage?
      3. Can you provide information on services/assistance available to women in Uganda who fear forced marriage to a man of Sebei ethnicity or are required to undergo female circumcision?

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Gender

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Women - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • UGA105342.E - Forced marriages, including prevalence among the Buganda [Baganda] ethnic group, and among educated Buganda women; protection and support services available to women who refuse a forced marriage (2012-October 2015) - Oct. 2015 (PDF)
    • UGA102881.E - Uganda: Domestic violence, including legislation, statistics and attitudes toward domestic violence; the availability of protection and support services - June 2008 (PDF)
    • UGA100952.E - Uganda: The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC); its structure, platform, leadership and executive members; and treatment of its members by authorities (2005 - January 2006) - Feb. 2006 (PDF)
    • UGA42960.E - Uganda: Prevalence of forced marriage in Uganda and the availability of state protection (2000-2004) - Sept. 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • "I Can't Afford Justice" Violence Against Women in Uganda Continues Unchecked and Unpunished - Apr. 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Profiles
    • "As if We Weren't Human": Discrimination and Violence against Women with Disabilities in Northern Uganda - Aug. 2010 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information regarding sex trafficking of women/girls in Uganda. - July 2010 (PDF)
    • Are there reports of sexual violence against women and girl children in Uganda? - June 2010 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices -2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • USCIS - RIC Report - Uganda: Information on the Human Rights Group Known as "Human Rights Africa/Uganda" - Dec. 2002 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Human Rights - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • ZZZ102691.E - Whether a Rwandan born in Uganda has citizenship rights; conditions under which individuals whose ancestors are not Ugandan can obtain Ugandan citizenship; whether citizens of Uganda have rights to free university education; whether international students can attend university in Uganda - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
    • UGA43506.E - Whether residents need permission from local council or any other authority to move from locality to locality in Uganda; if so, whether this rule also applies to a person who is moving back with his or her parents - Apr. 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2018 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International
  • Freedom House - 2018 (PDF), 2017,  2015 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Profiles
    • Uprooted and Forgotten: Impunity and Human Rights Abuses in Northern Uganda - Sept. 2005 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group
    • No Resolution to Growing Tensions - Apr. 2012 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Judiciary - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • UGA105377.E – Information about "Release on Bond" and "Warrant of Arrest" documents, including circumstances when such documents are issued and whether a summons is issued before an arrest warrant; appearance, including whether the corresponding section of the Criminal Procedure Code is indicated; whether persons who are wanted for arrest receive an "exit stamp" when leaving the country (2014-December 2015) - Jan. 2016 (PDF)
    • UGA102830.E - Uganda: Overview of the police force, including structure, size and division of duties; police militarization; existence of police complaints authority and recourse available to individuals who file complaints against the police - June 2008 (PDF)
    • UGA42494.E - Uganda: Information on "Operation Wembley" launched in June 2002, which became the "Violent Crime Crack Unit" (VCCU) in 2003 (June 2002-March 2004) - Mar. 2004 (PDF)
Non Government Reports
  • Human Rights Watch - 2018 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Profiles
    • Justice for Serious Crimes before National Courts: Uganda's International Crimes Division - Jan. 2012 (PDF)
    • "Even Dead Bodies Must Work" - July 2011 (PDF)
    • Violence Instead of Vigilance - Torture and Illegal Detention by Uganda's Rapid Response Unit - Mar. 2011 (PDF)
    • Open Secret: Illegal Detention and Torture by the Joint Anti-terrorism Task Force in Uganda - Apr. 2009 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information regarding abuses carried out by the ISO (Internal Security Organisation) in Uganda. - Nov. 2011 (PDF)
    • Information on police force in Uganda - Corruption - Oct. 2010 (PDF)
    • Current treatment of prisoners in prisons - are prisoners human rights being violated? Information on names and location of main prisons in Uganda? What facilities are there at these prisons? Have all the prisoners been charged with offences? Is there overcrowding in prisons? What legal redress does a prisoner have if she/he feels they are being discriminated against? What NGO's support prisoner s rights and work with prisoners? - March 2010 (PDF)

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Law

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Anti-Homosexuality Bill update - Apr. 2011 (PDF)

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Maps

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Map - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UGA34506 - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the possible routes and travel time between Kampala and Ri-kwangba. Please provide information about the Caritas camp at Ri-Kwangba?

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Medical Availability

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Medical Issues - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • UGA100569.E - Uganda: Situation of people who have AIDS or are HIV positive; public attitudes and treatment, government response, availability of treatment, etc. (2005) - Oct. 2005 (PDF)
    • UGA42128.E - Uganda: Whether the Ministry of Health is the government authority responsible for issuing death certificates; whether there are any circumstances under which the Ministry of Health would issue a death certificate, including the frequency of such circumstances - Jan. 2004 (PDF)
International Government Organization Reports
  • World Health Organization Page

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UGA36312 - Mar. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Leadership, office bearers of the Central Civic Education Committee (CVEC or CCEC) since 1996.
      2. Leadership, office bearers of the Democratic Party since 1996.
      3. Leadership, office bearers of the Uganda Young Democrats between 1996 and 1998.
      4. Leadership, office bearers of the Buganda Youth Movement between 1998 and 2002.
      5. Leadership, office bearers of the Popular Resistance against Life Presidency, since 2005.
    • UGA33919 - Oct. 2006 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the Uganda Peoples Defence Force (Ugandan Army)/Intelligence Agencies and a branch of the Army called Chieftaincy Military Intelligence, especially its history, structure, key officers.
      2. Please provide any information on the following people: Noble Mayombo (Director of Intelligence). Leo Kyanda (Deputy Director of CMI). General Mugisha Muntu. Jack Sabit. Ben Wacha. Dr Okungu (People's Redemption Army). Mr Samson Monday. Mr Kyakabale
    • UGA30810 - Oct. 2006 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information about the group Reform Agenda in Uganda.
      2. What was the situation during 2001/2002 for members of Reform Agenda in Uganda?
      3. What is the current situation for members of Reform Agenda in Uganda?
      4. Which political parties were in power and in opposition in Uganda during 2001/2002 and who were their leaders?
      5. Which political party won the 2001 election in Uganda and who was its leader?
      6. Were opposition parties subjected to violence / harassment by the government in Uganda during 2001/2002?
      7. Which political party is currently in power in Uganda and who is its leader?
      8. What are the names of the main opposition political parties currently in Uganda and who are their leaders?
      9. Are opposition parties currently subjected to violence / harassment by the government in Uganda?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • UGA103506.E - The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC); its structure, platform, leadership and executive members; treatment of its members by authorities - June 2010 (PDF)
    • UGA100951.E - The Democratic Party (DP), including the treatment of its members (2004 - January 2006) - Feb. 2006 (PDF)
    • UGA42836.FE - Update to UGA36470.E of 12 March 2001 on the Uganda Young Democrats (UYD), including treatment of its members by government authorities, its activities in Mbale and the name of the youth leader in the Mbale section (Mar. 2001-July 2004) - July 2004 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • International Crisis Group
    • Uganda's Slow Slide into Crisis – Nov. 2017 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • UGA103053.E - Uganda: The Ugandan refugee identity card; the rights and obligations of a holder of this card; whether possession of the card is evidence of refugee status; whether the status granted by this card must be renewed or can be cancelled; whether the card allows a person to live permanently in Uganda, to exit and re-enter Uganda, to work, to study, and to access social services - Mar. 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Profiles
    • Hidden in Plain View: Refugees Living Without Protection In Nairobi And Kampala - Nov. 2002 (PDF)
Law

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Religion

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Religious Groups - Apr. 2011 (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Congressional Research Service (CRS) - Uganda: current Conditions and the Crisis in North Uganda - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance - Uganda: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity -  Jan. 2017 (PDF),  Aug. 2014 (PDF)
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
    • Country Information and Guidance - Uganda: Claims based on sexual orientation - May 2014 (PDF)
    • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
    • Anti-Homosexuality Bill update - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • UGA102197.E - Uganda: Treatment of homosexuals by society and government authorities; legal recourse and protection available to homosexuals who have been subject to ill-treatment (2005 - 2006) - February 2007 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service
    • Situation of LGBT persons in Uganda in 2014 - Jan. 2014 (PDF)
    • Situation of LGBT Persons in Uganda - Jan. 2014 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on government/police infiltration of homosexual rights movements - Dec. 2009 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch – 2018 (PDF)
  • Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration (ORAM)
    • Country of Origin Report: Sexual and Gender Minorities - Oct. 2014 (PDF)
    • Blind Alleys: The Unseen Struggles of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Urban Refugees in Mexico, Uganda and South Africa - Feb. 2013 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Armed Conflict

US Government Reports
  • Congressional Research Service (CRS) - Uganda: current Conditions and the Crisis in North Uganda - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UGA34368 - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Does the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) operate in Uganda?
      2. Do they ever kidnap Ugandan citizens?
      3. Would such an event be investigated and followed through?
      4. Does the Ugandan government or security forces collaborate with the SPLA?
    • UGA34506 - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please locate any detailed information about Caritas' involvement in supplying Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels under the CoH agreement, in addition to UGA34441.
      2. Was Caritas the only aid agency supplying the LRA under the CoH agreement?
      3. Please provide information on if and when the two assembly points became one.
      4. Please provide information on the possible routes and travel time between Kampala and Ri-kwangba.
      5. Please provide information about the Caritas camp at Ri-Kwangba?
    • UGA33662 - Sept. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the situation in Gulu and the activities of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) there.
      2. The US DOS has reported that there were no reports of LRA attacks in 2007. Is this consistent with other country information?
      3. Have there been any reports of LRA attacks in 2008? If so, where did they take place?
      4. Does the LRA have a presence or engage in activity in Kampala in particular?
      5. Does the LRA engage in activity in Jinja?
      6. To what extent do the authorities provide citizens with protection against attack by the LRA?
      7. Please provide information on the recruitment methods used by the LRA
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • UGA42363.E - Uganda: A militia group called "Amuka" (2002-February 2004) - Feb. 2004 (PDF)
    • UGA42362.E - Uganda: A militia group called "Arrow" that is organized by the government and is fighting rebels together with the Uganda People's Defense Forces (UDPF) (2002-February 2004) - Feb. 2004 (PDF)
Non Government Organization Reports
  • Armed Conflict Report - Uganda
  • Human Rights Watch Profiles
    • Uprooted and Forgotten: Impunity and Human Rights Abuses in Northern Uganda - Sept. 2005 (PDF)
    • Abducted and Abused: Renewed War in Northern Uganda - July 2003 (PDF)
    • "When the sun sets, We start to worry...":An Account of Life in Northern Uganda - Jan. 2001 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group
    • Northern Uganda: The Road to Peace, with or without Kony - Dec. 2008 (PDF)
    • Northern Uganda Peace Process: The Need to Maintain Momentum - Sept. 2007 (PDF)
    • Northern Uganda: Seizing the Opportunity for Peace - Apr. 2007 (PDF)
    • Peace in Northern Uganda? - Sept. 2006 (PDF)
    • Building a Comprehensive Peace Strategy for Northern Uganda - June 2005 (PDF)
    • Shock Therapy for Northern Uganda's Peace Process - Apr. 2005 (PDF)
    • Peace in Northern Uganda: Decisive Weeks Ahead - Feb. 2005 (PDF)
    • Northern Uganda: Understanding and Solving the Conflict - Apr. 2004 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Female Genital Mutilation

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UGA34517 - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the practice of FGM in Uganda.
      2. Is the practice prevalent amongst members of the Sebei tribe in Kapchorwa?
      3. If so, what is the particular procedure followed amongst the Sebei?
      4. At what age are girls required to undergo FGM?
      5. What is the attitude of the authorities towards FGM?
      6. Have there been concerted efforts to prevent or ban the practice?
      7. Are perpetrators punished?
      8. Is protection available to potential victims?

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Specific Country Issues - Lord's Resistance Army

U.S. Government Reports
  • USCIS - RIC report - Uganda: Information on the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and the Human Rights Record of Government Security Forces - Apr. 2001 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UGA34506 - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please locate any detailed information about Caritas' involvement in supplying Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels under the CoH agreement, in addition to UGA34441.
      2. Was Caritas the only aid agency supplying the LRA under the CoH agreement?
      3. Please provide information on if and when the two assembly points became one.
    • UGA33662 - Sept. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the situation in Gulu and the activities of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) there.
      2. The US DoS has reported that there were no reports of LRA attacks in 2007. Is this consistent with other country information?
      3. Have there been any reports of LRA attacks in 2008? If so, where did they take place?
      4. Does the LRA have a presence or engage in activity in Kampala in particular?
      5. Does the LRA engage in activity in Jinja?
      6. To what extent do the authorities provide citizens with protection against attack by the LRA?
      7. Please provide information on the recruitment methods used by the LRA.
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Uprooted and Forgotten: Impunity and Human Rights Abuses in Northern Uganda - Sept. 2005 (PDF)
    • The Scars of Death Children Abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda - Sept. 1997 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group
    • The Lord's Resistance Army: End Game? - Nov. 2011 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Re: Information on collaborators with the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda. Information on whether persons who support the LRA are at risk from persecution from state authorities. - May 2009 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Ritual Killings

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on witchcraft practices in Uganda which involve the sacrifice of children and the use of their body parts in rituals in the years 2008 - 2011 - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
    • Is there a history in Uganda of ritual killings? Are any groups (religious, cults, secret societies militias etc) known for this practice? Reasons for ritual killings Information on such groups: objectives, faith, rituals, leadership, membership, history and current situation in Uganda. Information on the treatment of those who are members or are perceived to be members of such groups by the government and/or society. Penalties for engaging in ritual killings? What steps have been taken by the government to prevent or limit this practice? Is ritual killing limited to specific geographical areas, or particular ethnic or religious groups? - Feb. 2010 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA)

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UGA34368 - Feb. 2009
      1. Does the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) operate in Uganda?
      2. Do they ever kidnap Ugandan citizens?
      3. Would such an event be investigated and followed through?
      4. Does the Ugandan government or security forces collaborate with the SPLA?

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Specific Country Issues - Treatment of Returnees

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • UGA37334 - Oct. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is Post aware of any instances where the fact that a returnee has made an asylum application has become known to the Ugandan authorities?
      2. Is Post aware of any instances where the details of a returnee's unsuccessful asylum application have become known to the Uganda authorities?
      3. Is Post aware of any instances where Ugandan returnees have experienced ill-treatment by the Ugandan authorities (or third parties) simply due to having made an asylum application in Australia?

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Freedom of Speech and Media - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Timeline

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report Key Documents - Event in Uganda - Chronology of Major Events - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
Media

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Trafficking

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Trafficking in Persons Report - Uganda - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report Key Documents - Tracking - Apr. 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information regarding sex trafficking of women/girls in Uganda. - July 2010 (PDF)

Intergovernmental Organization Reports

  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Global Report on Trafficking in Persons - Sub-Saharan Africa - 2016 (PDF)

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Terrorism

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Terrorism - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)

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Torture

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)

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Updated July 12, 2018

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