The Makerere University Appointments Board has promoted the teaching positions of 3 staff members of the Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC) Dr. Ronald Naluwairo, Dr. Busingye Kabumba, Dr. Zahara Nampewo. The professors also double are teachers of law at the School of Law and at HURIPEC.
Dr. Busingye Kabumba, Dr. Zahara Nampewo who have been serving as lecturers have been appointed and promoted to the positions of Senior Lecturers, while Dr. Ronald Naluwairo formerly a Senior Lecturer has been promoted to the position of Associate Professor.
Dr. Zahara will also continue to double, both as a lecturer (now Senior Lecturer) and the Director of HURIPEC.
The appointments were announced on the 6th day of July 2022 following the 690th meeting of the appointment board. The appointments were however not the only ones made by the board, as promotions from other schools and departments of Makerere University were made.
Congratulations to Dr. Ronald Naluwairo, Dr. Busingye Kabumba, Dr. Zahara Nampewo on the appointments.
The Human Rights and Peace Centre in conjunction with the Human Rights Watch hosted Symposium on Unlawful Detention in Uganda. The event took place on the 30th day of June 2022, at the School of Law, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
The panelists for the discussion were the Hon. Winnie Kiiza (Former Leader of Opposition, Interim Committee Member, Alliance for National Transformation), Brig. Gen. Felix Kulayigye (Spokesperson, Uganda People’s Defence Forces), Dr. Zahara Nampewo (Director, HURIPEC) and Kenneth Roth (Executive Director, Human Rights Watch). Prof. Joe Oloka – Onyango (Law Don, Makerere University, School of Law) will moderate the panel discussion while Dr. Busingye (Law Don, Makerere University, School of Law) will deliver the key note address.
The East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights (EAJPHR) invites submission of abstracts for papers for publication in our next Edition/Issue.
The EAJPHR is an international, peer-reviewed, bi-annual scholarly publication of the Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC) of the School of Law, Makerere University. The Journal has since its inception in 1993 remained at the forefront of igniting intellectual and policy debates on contemporary governance and human rights issues in the East African region and beyond. It seeks to provide a platform to scholars and practitioners in the fields of governance and human rights to disseminate cuttingedge research and share knowledge and experiences.
The abstracts which should not exceed 400 words should highlight recent trends, practices and emerging issues impacting on governance, human rights and fundamental freedoms with a view to produce a critical assessment of the same within the region.
Deadline for submission of abstracts is 30th June 2022. Authors of accepted abstracts will be required to submit full papers by 15 August 2022.
The Human Rights and Peace Centre will in conjunction with the Human Rights Watch host a Symposium on Unlawful Detention in Uganda. The event is scheduled to take place on the 30th day of June 2022, at the School of Law, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, starting at 2pm.
Among the panelists for the discussion include the Hon. Winnie Kiiza (Former Leader of Opposition, Interim Committee Member, Alliance for National Transformation), Brig. Gen. Felix Kulayigye (Spokesperson, Uganda People’s Defence Forces), Dr. Zahara Nampewo (Director, HURIPEC) and Kenneth Roth (Executive Director, Human Rights Watch). Prof. Joe Oloka – Onyango (Law Don, Makerere University, School of Law) will moderate the panel discussion while Dr. Busingye (Law Don, Makerere University, School of Law) will deliver the key note address.
The event will be adopting a hybrid mode of presentation, requiring both physical attendance at the university premises and will also be streamed via Zoom and YouTube.
The Multi Stakeholder Engagement on Militarisation, Sustainable Growth and Peace in Uganda, that took place on the 17th day of November 2021 has been featured in the media. The story has been run on one of the local dailies.
The School of Law through its Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC) on the 15th June, 2021 (Tuesday) hosted a roundtable discussion with senior officials of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) under the theme: “Security in Development: Exploring Uganda’s Sectors of Economic Growth”.
Looking at the intersectionality of security, peace and development, the meeting explored specifically the role of the UPDF in advancing Uganda’s National Development aspirations and more broadly its contribution in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals particularly Goal No. 16. With growing debate on the involvement of military in a number of sectors in Uganda such as, agriculture (Operation Wealth Creation), the wildlife and forest conservation (UWA & NFA), the water resource sector (fisheries) and, the oil and mineral resources (MPPU), there is hardly any scholarly analysis on such phenomenon, a gap that HURIPEC seeks to bridge.
The UPDF established under the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995, Article 208 and Article 209 (b) is required to cooperate with civilian authority such as Police and as provided in the UPDF Act, engage in productive activities. This meeting explored further the nature, contributions, impact and effectiveness of the military interventions in the ‘security in development’ discourse. Interestingly, the increasing shift of the UPDF from its primary role in defending the territorial integrity of the State to its vivid involvement in development sectors needs a much deeper analysis and inquiry particularly on the aspects of functionality of such sector institutions. The temptation to engage in the national economy beyond the traditional defense economy partly lies in the question of national interests one of which is building strong institutions including the military.
The roundtable comprised of; HURIPEC team namely; Prof. Christopher Mbazira (Principal School of Law), Dr. Ronald Naluwiro (Deputy Principal School of Law), Dr. Zahara Nampewo (Director, HURIPEC), Dr. Namwase Sylvie (Post-Doc Researcher) and Jackson Odong (Associate Researcher). The UPDF officials comprised of; Major General Henry Masiko, (Chief Political Commissar and the UPDF representative to Parliament), Brig Gen Godard Busingye (Chief of Legal Services at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs and UPDF) and Brig Gen. Felix Kulayigye, (Outgoing Member of Parliament representing UPDF and newly deployed to Operation Wealth Creation)
Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC) will on the 8th day of December 2020 (Tuesday) launch the second issue of Volume 26 of the East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights (EAJPHR Vol. 26, No.2) of 2020, a special issue journal on COVID 19 and freedom of expression, assembly and access to information.
The launch will take place at an event organised by HURIPEC in partnership with the American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative (ABA) and Makerere University at Mestil Hotel in Kampala, starting at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
It will take place both by physical presence (where stakeholders will attend on invite), and live digital platform on Zoom (via Meeting ID: 99201337090, Password 604745) and Facebook Live on the HURIPEC Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HURIPEC), and the people are invited to contribute and follow the conversation via the hashtag #LaunchEAJ2020.
The Guest of Honour will the Chief Justice of Uganda, Hon. Chief Justice Aphonse Owiny – Dollo.