Mindful of Uganda’s poor performance in regional anti-corruption ranking and the negative impact of corruption on development; Aware of the poor ranking and public perception of the Justice Law and Order Sector institutions on fighting corruption; Recognising that we need local solutions to address local problems especially in the fight against corruption; Building on existing comprehensive policy, legal and institutional anti-corruption framework; and Counting on the determination of the Government and people of Uganda to fight corruption and promote people centred development. Therefore, the Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, and their staff constituting the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) commit…
Conceptual Premise The concept of Accountability denotes an obligation of an individual or organization to account (answer) for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and to disclose the results in a transparent manner. It also includes the responsibility for money or other entrusted property. Accountability means ensuring that officials in public, private and voluntary sector organisations are answerable for their actions and that there is redress when duties and commitments are not met. The Constitution of Uganda provides that all public offices shall be held in trust for the people. Therefore, all persons placed in positions of leadership and responsibility…
Background of the NAPFollowing the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Uganda’s human rights situation by the United Nations Human Rights Council which was conducted in 2011 in Geneva, Uganda Government made a voluntary pledge to the UN Council to develop a Human Rights National Action Plan (NAP) to provide a framework for coordinating the implementation of human rights commitments in the country. What is NAP?The National Action Plan on Human Rights (NAP) is a key policy document which embodies the government’s commitments to the protection and promotion of human rights, outlining clear goals and describing strategies to be used in…
Land is a key strategic resource to Uganda’s population and is a core primary factor of agricultural production, ecosystem stability, and climate resilience. Prevalence of land conflicts at household level is high at 34.9% and is slightly higher amongst rural households (36%) compared to urban households (33%). Only 20% of land conflicts are not reported to any dispute resolution option. With a dispute resolution rate of 59.9% for land conflicts at first instance and an average dissatisfaction rate of only 13.3 % the land justice system is rated fair. Though the majority of cases are handled in semi-formal fora, the…
The Juba Agreement annexure places special attention on the experiences of women and children during the conflict. It recognizes that women and children suffered particular violations and should be consulted in the process of developing policies and justice mechanisms in their favour.