Uganda

View other countries in

  • AFRICA
  • ANGOLA
  • BENIN
  • BOTSWANA
  • BURKINA FASO
  • BURUNDI
  • CAMEROON
  • CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
  • CHAD
  • CONGO
  • CôTE D'IVOIRE
  • DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
  • EQUATORIAL GUINEA
  • ERITREA
  • ESWATINI
  • ETHIOPIA
  • GAMBIA
  • GHANA
  • GUINEA
  • KENYA
  • LESOTHO
  • MADAGASCAR
  • MALAWI
  • MALI
  • MOZAMBIQUE
  • NAMIBIA
  • NIGER
  • NIGERIA
  • RWANDA
  • SENEGAL
  • SIERRA LEONE
  • SOMALIA
  • SOUTH AFRICA
  • SOUTH SUDAN
  • SUDAN
  • TANZANIA
  • TOGO
  • UGANDA
  • ZAMBIA
  • ZIMBABWE

Overview

Security forces used intimidatory tactics to suppress political opposition members and supporters in the context of the January elections, including arbitrary arrests, abductions, prolonged incommunicado detention, enforced disappearances and prosecutions. The rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association were severely restricted; the authorities targeted organizations working on human rights and shut down the internet for five days. The High Court lifted the house arrest of the main opposition leader. The vaccination roll-out was slow. The government ordered agribusiness companies to halt the evictions of thousands of people, and the Constitutional Court found that Indigenous peoples had been illegally evicted from their ancestral land. The president refused to assent to legislation which, if enacted, could provide greater protection for survivors of sexual violence but criminalized consensual same-sex sexual relations. Uganda continued to host the largest refugee population in Africa.

Read More

Death Penalty status

Retentionist

Retains the death penalty in law

View the Amnesty International Report 2021/22

News

Urgent Actions

Campaign tools you can use to urgently intervene and protect people's human rights.

Media Enquiries


[email protected]

Amnesty International Secretariat Office

View all contact info

Research

Reports, briefings, statements, submissions and other resources from Amnesty's researchers.