Resolution on mercy killings in Uganda

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Series Details 2018/2632(RSP)
Publication Date 15/03/2018
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The European Parliament strongly condemned the practise of 'mercy killings', the killings of disabled children and new-borns in Uganda. MEPs called on the authorities to protect people with disabilities, provide quality support and benefits to families with disabled children so that they can be raised at home and urge them to strengthen efforts to raise awareness of the rights and dignity of disabled people.

The resolution urges the European Commission and Member States to help the Ugandan government, NGOs and civil society in such efforts, inviting media to play a more active role in 'challenging stereotypes and promoting inclusion'.

The European Parliament's plenary session adopted a Resolution on 15 March 2018 urging the Ugandan authorities to protect people with disabilities and prevent 'mercy killings'.

Source Link http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil-mobile/fiche-procedure/2018/2632(RSP)
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European Parliament: Press Release, 15.03.18: Human rights: the Maldives, Sudan and Uganda http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20180309IPR99436/

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