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The State of Corporate
Accountability in Uganda

Regional Corporate
Accountability Platforms

Events and Activities

September 25, 2019 - September 26, 2019

6th Annual National Conference on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)

The aim of the Conference is to take stock of access to justice policies, laws and mechanisms and how these were impacting on access to justice for victims of ESCRs violations and abuses. The Conference will discuss the different mechanisms and remedies available to victims and how effective and efficient these are.

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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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Moving around Karamoja region, you continue to witness how we live in abject poverty amidst plenty of riches.

– Remarks from a community member in Moroto

Special Report

Planting Poverty and Conflict: The Bitter Taste Of Sugar

A closer look into the vast social and economic effects of sugarcane production in Luuka District.

The challenge for corporate accountability in Uganda is thus a challenge of finding ways of holding both the state and corporations accountable for their respective and intersecting human rights obligations.

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