Events (Ongoing & Upcoming)

HURIPEC often organizes diverse events on various topical issues touching on democratization and human rights in Uganda and wider African continent. In the near past, this has included;

  • The HURIPEC Baraza; These are series of dialogues that are organized on a regular basis, and focused on major constitutional developments in the country in Uganda and East Africa generally.  These dialogues are aimed at providing stakeholders with a permanent platform for interrogating major constitutional and human rights developments that arise in Uganda specifically and within the East African region in general.  Electronic copies of reports detailing the discussions that transpire in these Barazas are available for download.
  • Annual State of Governance Conferences; These conferences are organized as part of HURIPEC’s mandate to facilitate and promote multi-stakeholder dialogues on emerging public policy issues in the areas of governance, peace and human rights in a particular year.  The conferences provide a platform for stakeholders to propose solutions to the problems hindering progress in the above mentioned issues/fields. They provide an extra forum for government to account to its citizens.  The conferences attract participants from government, political parties, civil society, academia, media and the diplomatic community in Uganda among other groups.
  • Urgent Reactions/Actions; In reaction to various human rights related issues prevalent at the time in the country and Africa in general, the centre reacts through different advocacy mediums including press releases and statements disseminated to different stakeholders and also posted on the centre website.
  • Internships; The centre runs non-remunerative internships on a competitive basis available to law students with a passion for human rights and constitutionalism related aspects.  In the past, the centre has partnered with civil society organizations such as Human Rights Network-Uganda (HURINET-U), Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) to allow excelling students have a practical experience of working in organizations dealing in human rights advocacy and education.  Some of these interns have in the past been attached to particular projects aimed at grounding the interns/students in the particular issues the project is dealing with.