Unwanted Witness - Government of Uganda must respect human rights in the use of Surveillance technologies to fight Coronavirus


Our partners from Unwanted Witness in Uganda wrote a formal letter to the Ministry of Information Communications Technology and National Guidance demanding for strict observance of human rights for any intended use of surveillance technologies to fight COVID-19.

In a letter addressed to the Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT, Hon. Vincent Bagiire and copied to Minister Judith Nabakooba, calls on government to respect its human rights obligation and restrain from exercising excessive surveillance powers that is neither lawful, necessary nor proportionate in responding to the current health crisis.

Link: https://www.unwantedwitness.org/government-of-uganda-must-respect-human-rights-in-the-use-of-surveillance-technologies-to-fight-coronavirus-says-unwanted-witness-uganda/