Uganda

In Uganda, Global Rights is increasing access to justice for the underserved. Focusing on one of the most neglected regions of Uganda, Bundibugyo, where there are no lawyers and limited access to the justice system, Global Rights has partnered with three local organizations to help communities access legal systems, thereby increasing governmental accountability and public faith in the rule of law. 

This year, Global Rights also began a groundbreaking dialogue in Uganda about ethnic equality with members of civil society and the government.  We tailored lessons learned from our decade of experience with Afro-descendant organizations in Latin America to fit the Ugandan context.  The goal is for Ugandan civil society to articulate and understand the complex issues that surround ethnic discrimination there and to help build greater local capability to combat it.  We use tools such as trainings that focus on the use of national, regional and international bodies and instruments that set policies, promulgate regulations, and implement laws on ethnic equality; and on building skills to monitor, document and report related human rights violations.

Publications

Conference Report: African Regional Workshop for Community-Based Paralegal Programs  2012 | English
 
Ethnicity and Human Rights in Uganda: A Desk Study of Human Rights Issues Faced by Ethnic Minorities and Indigenous Groups  
2012 | English

Ethnicity and Human Rights Training Workshop: Report on Emerging Issues and Recommendations  2012 | English

Legal Empowerment in Under-Resourced Regions: Lessons Learned from Global Rights' Community-Based Paralegal Services in Nigeria and Uganda  2011 | English

World Justice Forum: Access to Justice Rule of Law Indicators  2009 | English

UNDP - Programming for Justice: Access for All  2005 | English