Uganda govt. successfully blocks UN report on human rights in northern Uganda
Uganda has reportedly blocked a move by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to include on the Agenda of the UN General Assembly a report on the human rights situation in northern Uganda. Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Francis Butagira, successfully put up a fight that resulted in leaving the report out of the Agenda. He said adopting the report would amount to, “political interference in Uganda’s internal affairs.” “The report may poison the progress so far achieved in the Juba Peace Talks,” Butagira said. He added that the report could be the work of politicians “fighting the regime and working to tarnish the image of the country.” Read more at The Monitor.