Discussion on Rights and Wrongs in the Run-Up to Uganda's 2016 Elections
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Our Founding Director and winner of the 2015 Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism Nicholas Opiyo, and Maria Burnett - Senior Researcher in the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch discuss Uganda's political and human rights climate ahead of the 2016 February polls. There are serious questions about how Uganda can hold free and fair elections given the uneven playing field and the incumbent’s access to state coffers.
Opposition leaders and their supporters have been arrested and harassed by state security forces, and Ugandan media, already constrained by stringent media laws and ad-hoc enforcement, have faced police brutality when covering opposition rallies.
The discussion was moderated by Richard Downie, Deputy Director and Fellow, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS).
Published on November 19, 2015.