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The Resource Curtailing criticism : intimidation and obstruction of civil society in Uganda

Curtailing criticism : intimidation and obstruction of civil society in Uganda

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Curtailing criticism : intimidation and obstruction of civil society in Uganda
Title
Curtailing criticism
Title remainder
intimidation and obstruction of civil society in Uganda
Title variation
Intimidation and obstruction of civil society in Uganda
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since President Yoweri Museveni's recent 2011 reelection political tensions are running high and public criticism of the government has escalated in Uganda. To better control this environment the ruling party's high ranking government officials are increasingly scrutinizing nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the impact of their work on public perceptions of governance. In the last two years government officials at both the national and local levels have deployed an array of tactics to intimidate and obstruct the work of NGOs in certain sectors. Organizations conducting evidence-based research and advocacy on more controversial issues--transparency in the oil sector, compensation and reparations for land acquisitions and sales, political reform, and protection of human rights, including the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people--have decreasing room to maneuver. Government officials have moved to close meetings, pressuring NGOs to issue public apologies, and occasionally used physical violence, as well as threats, harassment, and heavy-handed bureaucratic interference to impede and disrupt NGO operations. Based on research conducted in Uganda from May to July 2012, including 41 interviews with representatives of regionally and thematically diverse NGOs, as well as donors, police, and government actors, Curtailing Criticism: Intimidation and Obstruction of Civil Society in Uganda outlines the use of hostile government tactics and the impact it has had on the NGO sector and, more broadly, on Ugandans' rights to free expression, association, and assembly. Human Rights Watch calls on the government of Uganda to change its terms of engagement with all NGOs, especially those working on sensitive or controversial issues, and to improve the operating space for civil society. The government should rein in hostile rhetoric, amend laws that treat NGOs as possible threats to national security, and publicly support the essential role of civil society. In turn, Uganda's international partners should speak out more to actively voice their concerns regarding the importance of non-justifiable interference in civil society space."--P. [4] of cover
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CaBVa
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Burnett, Maria
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Vernaelde, Jamie
  • Human Rights Watch (Organization)
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  • Freedom of expression
  • Freedom of association
  • Assembly, Right of
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Human rights
  • Civil rights
  • Civil society
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Curtailing criticism : intimidation and obstruction of civil society in Uganda
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Note
  • "August 2012"--Table of contents page
  • "This report was researched and written by Maria Burnett, senior researcher in the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch. Africa Division associate Jamie Vernaelde provided significant research and writing assistance."--P. 53
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Summary -- Recommendations -- Methodology -- I. Background -- II. Uganda's NGO Sector Laws and Policies -- III. Trends in Government's Hostile Rhetoric toward NGOs -- IV. Obstructions, Threats, and Harassment Directed at NGOs -- Good Governance and Corruption Work -- Environment, Land, and Oil Work -- Human Rights/LGBT Work -- Surveillance, Robberies, and Other Instances of Harassment -- V. Self-Censorship -- VI. The NGO Board and Challenges Going Forward -- VII. Uganda's Obligations under International Law -- Acknowledgements
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
53 pages
Isbn
9781564329288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Curtailing criticism : intimidation and obstruction of civil society in Uganda
Link
Publication
Note
  • "August 2012"--Table of contents page
  • "This report was researched and written by Maria Burnett, senior researcher in the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch. Africa Division associate Jamie Vernaelde provided significant research and writing assistance."--P. 53
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summary -- Recommendations -- Methodology -- I. Background -- II. Uganda's NGO Sector Laws and Policies -- III. Trends in Government's Hostile Rhetoric toward NGOs -- IV. Obstructions, Threats, and Harassment Directed at NGOs -- Good Governance and Corruption Work -- Environment, Land, and Oil Work -- Human Rights/LGBT Work -- Surveillance, Robberies, and Other Instances of Harassment -- V. Self-Censorship -- VI. The NGO Board and Challenges Going Forward -- VII. Uganda's Obligations under International Law -- Acknowledgements
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
53 pages
Isbn
9781564329288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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