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Water scarcity is a growing problem. It can be demand-driven, typically caused by population growth, and supply-driven, typically caused by decreasing amounts of fresh water often resulting from climate change or a result of societal factors such as poverty. If it is allowed to reach dangerous levels, water scarcity has the potential to trigger conflicts. [...]

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) Thursday unanimously rejected the appeal of Dominic Ongwen, former commander of Ugandan rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). In May 2021, the ICC sentenced Ongwen to 25 years in prison for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Ongwen’s defense team filed an appeal on 12 grounds, including claims that [...]

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Thursday signed the Computer Misuse (Amendment) Act into law, amending the Computer Misuse Act of 2011. Introduced by Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko, the Act lists imposes punishments on people who send malicious information, hate speech, unsolicited information or information about children without the consent of their parents or guardians. Section [...]

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Supreme Court of Uganda Justice Esther Kisaakye Monday petitioned the Constitutional Court of Uganda seeking inter alia to be reinstated on the payroll and permitted to deliver her judgment on the 2021 presidential election. Kisaakye filed the petition against Chief Justice Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny-Dollo, Judiciary Permanent Secretary Dr. Pius Bigirimana, Chief Registrar of the Courts [...]

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Aynsley Genga is a JURIST Staff Correspondent in Kenya.  On Tuesday, Kenyans went to the polls in general elections and are now waiting for the tallied results. A lot has happened during this period. In fact, too much has happened that has just left the majority of the populace feeling either tense or exasperated. Tension [...]

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Stephen Okello, Executive Director of Uganda’s National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO Bureau), Friday announced that the NGO Bureau had halted Sexual Minorities Uganda’s (SMUG) operations. Okello claimed that SMUG was operating illegally because it was not registered with the NGO Bureau or the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), in violation of the NGO Act 2016. According [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) Tuesday published a call for India to end its controversial sedition law. The sedition law is a statute from the colonial era when India was controlled by the United Kingdom. According to HRW, the law “remains a powerful tool used by the authorities to criminalise dissent and arrest peaceful critics of [...]

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International organizations and bodies like the United Nations, European Union, etc. have been tested time and again since their inception. Ukraine and Russia’s ongoing war and failed deliberations hint at a potential Third World War despite the strong presence of such organizations. Conflicts like these pose a larger question on the effectiveness of international law [...]

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