Background Briefing

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Uganda ratified the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment and Punishment in 1986. As the U.N. Committee against Torture scrutinizes Uganda’s compliance with the Convention, Human Rights Watch and Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) would like to take the opportunity to put forward a report on this important matter for its consideration.

This briefing paper is based on interviews that Human Rights Watch and FHRI have conducted between May 2004 and March 2005. In order to protect identity of the victims, their names have been changed, unless victims expressly agreed to be named.

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