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Govt should respect human rights- US Envoy

US Ambassador H.E Deborah Malac has urged govt to create an enabling environment to ensure the citizens fully enjoy their rights. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – As Uganda joined the rest of the world to mark the universal Human Rights day, the US ambassador, H.E. Deborah Malac asked the state to create an enabling environment to ensure the citizens fully enjoy their rights.

Speaking at the panel discussion in commemoration of 16 days of activism against GBV and the international human rights day in Kampala, Malac warned that if the current violation and intimidation of citizens continues, Uganda will not be able to attain faster development.

Lady Justice, Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa of the Supreme Court also mentioned that it’s high time Ugandans take a reflection on their general conduct if acts of violence are to be cracked down.

Solome Nakawesa, a human rights activist said there is need to engage more men in the issues of advocacy against violence in society if Uganda is to live a violent free environment.

The 16 days of activism which ended on Monday falls on the very day the world marks the human rights day as one of the events aimed at holding states among other players accountable on the way they promote and protect human rights in their countries.

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