Thursday, March 18, 2010

The CHRC's Odd Nod

One of the International Human Rights Agencies which the Canadian Human Rights Commission site lists as a "resource" is the Uganda Human Rights Commission.

Uganda, eh? No doubt things are much improved there, human rights-wise, since "the Butcher of Uganda" Idi Amin Dada's crazy days, right?

Well, kind of. At least the current leader isn't into eating his populace (with fava beans and a little Chianti?). However, according to Wiki
Uganda continues to experience difficulty in advancing respect for human rights in matters concerning torture, child labor, and liberties. There are as many as thirteen 'security' organizations of the Museveni government, some directly answerable to the President and not constitutionally based and established by Act of Parliament. These organisations persecute opponents of the government, carry out abductions, disappearances, extrajudicial killings and torture and act both independently, interdependently with each other, and in cooperation with the Ugandan Police.
These organisations also harass the free media and official parliamentary opposition.
Now, why would the CHRC specifically link to the UHRC? (Because it assumes no one will bother doing any research into the status of "human rights" in Uganda? Because any two bit, tin pot dictatorship can hang out a "human rights" shingle, and the CHRC has no problemo considering it part of the vast "human rights" fraternity? Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?)

1 comment:

Blazing Cat Fur said...

They messed up mofo's.