Events and activities

Media Practitioners Training on Business and Human Rights Documentation and Reporting

The UCCA has conducted trainings of journalists on business and human rights broadly in the Rwenzori, Greater Masaka, Albertine and WestNile regions. This has increased knowledge of business and human...

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May 31, 2021

WestNile Regional Corporate Accountability Platform

In Arua District, residents of Pajulu-Olevu village in Ajia sub-county, are among the locals residing in the neighborhood of a tobacco processing plant - Meridian Tobacco Company. In community engagements...

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May 24, 2021

Rwenzori Regional Corporate Accountability Platform

Tooro-Rwenzori region has experienced an influx in the investment in the extractive sector and infrastructural development including granting of exploration licenses, location permits, retention licenses and mining leases to various...

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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.

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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

Video Explainers

The need for a National Action Plan on Business & Human Rights

About Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability

Everything you need to know about UCCA's work, activities and processes.

Planting Poverty and Conflict: The Bitter Taste of Sugar

A visual story on the effects of sugarcane production in Luuka district.

Featured Reports

   

Statement on the state of child labour during the pandemic

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The Capacity of the State to Regulate Corporations

An analysis of Uganda’s labour policies, legal and institutional framework within the context of business activities

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Business and Human Rights in Uganda

A resource handbook on the policy and legal framework on business and human rights in Uganda

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