Accused Human Rights Group Reopens in Uganda

Melanie Nathan, January 22, 2015

The Ugandan Refugee Law Project (RLP) which works directly with refugees and asylum seekers in the refugee settlements was suspended on 14 March 2014 following allegations that RLP was promoting homosexuality under the guise of human rights promotion and protection. This suspension was subsequently extended to their offices in Kampala on 20 May 2014.

Following many months of discussion with Government, RLP announced:

“We are now pleased to inform you that a Memorandum of Understanding between the Office of the Prime Minister – Department of Refugees, and the Makerere University School of Law – Refugee Law Project, was drawn up and agreed upon in principle in December 2014, and finalized on 9 January 2015.

To mark the re-opening of services to refugees, RLP today (Thursday 22 January 2015) held its first Information Session of 2015. Please to go to our Facebook page to see images of the event.

We look forward to resuming direct services to refugees on Tuesday 27 January 2015, and to communicating regularly with you about our refugee related activities in the course of this year.

We take this opportunity to thank all those who, throughout this period, provided Refugee Law Project with unwavering support, guidance and encouragement. We are truly grateful.”

First Published on AfricanHRC

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