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The authorities continued to severely restrict the rights to expression, association and peaceful assembly. The president assented to an anti-gay law which further criminalized consensual same-sex sexual relations, prescribing the death penalty for some offences. Plans to construct the East African Crude Oil Pipeline threatened the right to a healthy environment. Forced evictions in the name of conservation continued in Mount Elgon. Conversely, the government suspended forced evictions in the Apaa region. Uganda’s support for over 1.6 million refugees was severely underfunded, despite the arrival of over 130,000 new refugees.

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