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UN exit foreshadows worsening repression in Uganda

Monday, March 6, 2023


The move has been criticised by activists, civil society and the political opposition, who say the government wants to evade scrutiny of its rights violations.


  • Tensions with donors will intensify, as the government’s human rights record increasingly becomes a thorny issue.
  • Human rights violations will likely escalate as the 2026 elections approach and the government seeks to contain growing opposition.
  • The opposition will attempt to leverage the situation to gain more international support, as the government’s international image suffers.

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