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Uganda: Rights at Risk in New Mining Region

Email Uganda’s nascent mining industry could do more harm than good for indigenous people unless the government makes reforms and mining companies start respecting rights, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Uganda’s government has promoted private investment in mining in the remote northeastern Karamoja region to bring economic development, but should implement reforms to respect the rights of indigenous people to determine how their lands are used. (Kampala) – Uganda’s nascent mining industry could do more harm than good for indigenous people unless the government…

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