Events and activities

September 14, 2023

10th Annual Conference on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

UCCA participated in the 10th Annual Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights Conference at Makerere University under the theme ‘Human Capital Development: The Cost of Education in the Era of National Development Plan III (NDP III) where the Coordinator of UCCA...

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September 5, 2023

African Business and Human Rights Forum

The secretariat and members of the Consortium attended the African Business and Human Rights Forum which was convened by the AU and coorganized by UNDP, OHCHR, the Working Group, and UNICEF, in close collaboration with local, regional, continental, and international...

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August 29, 2023

ACCA Conference and General Assembly

The consortium together with its member ISER hosted the African Coalition on Corportate Accountability Conference and General Assembly under the theme ‘The Africa We Want’. This engagement enhanced greater commitment to the reclaiming of public services in Africa and the...

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Uganda has experienced a surge in foreign direct investment in fields like extractives, agriculture, manufacturing and the social sector by multinational and local corporations. With this growth, a significant percentage of economic, social and cultural rights are now owned, managed or implemented by corporate entities thereby linking corporate accountability and ESCRs.

The consortium was established to further the discourse on economic, social and cultural rights as a category of rights by itself as well as corporate accountability and the intersection of issues that underlie both fields.


Donating to the Covid-19 taskforce while laying off workers is an indication of failed corporate social responsibility. It is important that corporate social responsibility begins with the workers.

Mr. Asiimwe Alex – Commissioner Labour, Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development.

Ensuring Protection and Respect For Labour Rights During The COVID-19 Pandemic

“In an economic sense, as it is in the health sense, the COVID-19 pandemic affects those who had pre-existing conditions and Uganda happens to have most of those conditions. Despite the ramifications of COVID-19 towards labour relations, conditions of working in Uganda were already not stable. Uganda already had challenges such as underemployment, many employers had not fulfilled their obligations such as underperformance and non-payment of taxes, terms and conditions were not being met which all indicate that unstable conditions were in existence.``

— Dr. Phionah Muhwezi Mpanga

Makerere University Law School Don

Special Reports & Explainers

Uganda Adopts National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

The development of the National Action Plan (NAP) on Business and Human Rights follows a recommendation made during the 2016 Universal Periodic Review. In fulfillment of this recommendation, Uganda adopted and launched the NAP on Business and Human Rights on the 28th of October 2021. If implemented, the NAP on Business and Human Rights will go a long way in harnessing business potential, economic development, while at the same time ensuring the maintenance of human dignity for the affected communities and individuals.

The Plight of Women Working in Flower Farms

Denial of a Right to Livelihood

Corporate Impunity: Pozzolana Mining in Uganda Trumps Human Rights

2021 ICAR Annual Meeting: Centering impacted communities’ experiences

Talk Show on National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

Featured Reports


Training Manual for Media Practitioners on Business and Human Rights

Media practitioners play a critical role in promoting transparency, accountability and respect for human rights within the business sector. This manual is designed to provide a comprehensive outlay of the key concepts, principles and frameworks relating to business and human rights. By this design, it is intended to equip with capacity and empower media practitioners with knowledge and tools to report accurately, ethically and effectively on business – related human rights issues.


State of Labour Rights in Uganda: Pursuing the Right to Livelihood and Dignity for All Workers


The National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights