Uganda - Coffee plantations in Mubende
In August 2001, the government of Uganda brutally evicted approximately 2041 persons from their land in Mubende District in Central Uganda. The land was given to a German coffee company, Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG), under its local subsidiary, which evicted people and used the land to establish the first large-scale coffee plantation in Uganda. The legal action to reclaim their land and properties is being continuously obstructed and delayed.
Despite more than a decade of mobilization and legal struggle, Mubende evictees have not yet seen justice and continue to suffer the collateral consequences of this brutal act.
The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural and Social Rights (CESCR) calls on the State of Uganda to take immediate measures to ensure that the rights of those forcibly evicted from Mubende District are restored.
Progress achieved in addressing the situation of the 4000 evictees in Mubende will again be under review, at the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural and Social Rights.
The Parallel Report to the CESCR is titled "Human Rights violations in the context of Kaweri Coffee Plantation in Mubende (Uganda)"
FIAN International and the Uganda Coalition on ESCR present their concerns before the pre-session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and request the Government of Uganda to take steps towards the full realization of these rights in the country
Civil society organizations and academics gathered on August 18-19 in a regional workshop in Kampala (Uganda) to discuss States’ extraterritorial obligations in relation to access to natural resources in East Africa and Africa.
The Right to Food Journal, Vol. 8, published in October 2013, has tackled important developments taking place nationally and internationally at the right to food level, and has organized some relevant cases in eight articles in various topics.
Peter Kayiira is the leader of a community group in Mubende, Uganda, where villagers have been displaced from their land to make way for a coffee plantation. Here he speaks about the struggle and the ...
German news program, Panorama, aired a segment on the plight of farmers in Mubende, Uganda who have been displaced from their land since 2001,when they were evicted by the government. The land was giv...