UN human rights office shuts in Uganda


After 18 years of operating in Kampala, the UN's human rights mission will close on Saturday because the Ugandan government has ended its mandate.

Sub-offices in Gulu and Moroto, in northern Uganda, have already closed.

It comes after Uganda passed anti-LGBT laws against the advice of local and international rights groups, including the UN.

In a statement on Friday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk expressed deep concern about the run-up to elections in 2026, saying human rights defenders, civil society actors and journalists in Uganda were operating in an increasingly hostile environment.

He also was urging the government to ensure Uganda's national human rights body can function effectively and independently, as the main body tasked with human rights oversight in the country.

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