ABSTRACT

Uganda: The Human Rights Situation, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Foreign Economic Policy of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Ninety-Fifth Congress Second Session on Uganda: the Human Rights Situation; Assessment of The Current Political, Economic, and Religious Policies; and Recommendations for U.S. Policies, June 15, 21, 26, 1978   [open pdf - 27MB]

These are the June 15, 21, and 26, 1978 hearings on "Uganda: The Human Rights Situation" held before the Subcommittee on Foreign Economic Policy of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate. From the opening statement of Frank Church: "In this light, I strongly commend President Carter for linking our human rights goals with the other major objectives of our foreign policy. The President has embarked upon an admirable campaign to pro ­mote basic human rights for all people, in all nations. This policy is in line with the basic tradition and heritage of the American people. Today we begin a series of three hearings to look into the human rights policies of Uganda and what role the United States and American companies have played in maintaining the regime of Idi Amin in power. In many quarters, Amin has been portrayed as a buffoon, a comic characterization of a ruler. Others see him as a madman temporarily in control of Uganda. As we will hear today, Idi Amin is no laughing matter. He is a cruel and inhuman tyrant who has brutalized his subjects since he seized power on January 25,1971."

Report Number:
S. Hrg. 95; Senate Hearing 95
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Date:
1978
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Public Domain
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