Letter to the Ministry of ICT; calling for the observance of Human Rights in the application of surveillance Technologies to fight COVID-19

To: Hon. Bagiire Vincent Waiswa Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT and National Guidance ICT House, Parliamentary Avenue Cc: Hon Nabakooba Nalule Judith (MP) Minister of ICT and National Guidance ICT House, Parliamentary Avenue Dear Sir,RE: CALL FOR OBSERVANCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE APPLICATION OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGIES TO FIGHT...

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Speaker Kadaga Commends Unwanted Witness Over The National Id Research

By Florence Nabukeera On 2nd March 2020, a six-member delegation from Unwanted Witness constituting two aggrieved citizens, excluded by the National ID system met the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga at parliament. The purpose of the visit was to share Unwanted Witness’s preliminary report entitled Uganda’s Digital...

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Uganda’s ID system breeding Automated Exclusion

From the right; Hon. Meddie Mulumba, Dorothy Mukasa, Bob Kirenga Gilbert Kadilo and Lawrence Muyomba during the launch of the report. Uganda’s ID system breeding Automated Exclusion. Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni launched the country’s digital ID program in 2014 and it was further expanded after the passing of the...

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Open Letter to the Speaker of Parliament of the Republic of Uganda

Rt Hon. Speaker, Unwanted Witness Uganda is a non-partisan and non-profit Organization working towards the intersect between new technology and human rights. We are writing to you with a sense of considerable urgency to raise the ongoing gross Human rights concerns that is being experienced by thousands of ordinary...

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Unite: Digital Rights advocates advised ; Digital Rights Workshop By Unwanted Witness In Partnership With Article 19

Forming a united front through forming partnerships among a cross-section of entities that advocate for digital rights in Uganda has been agreed upon as the only way there be tangible progress in the sector which is still in it’s infancy.  The agreement was arrived at a three days’ workshop...

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