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The State of Corporate
Accountability in Uganda

Regional Corporate
Accountability Platforms

Events and Activities

December 13, 2019

Breakfast Meeting on the Externalization of Labour

In Uganda today, externalization of labour, has posed some real challenges and questions keep being asked including, what mechanisms Uganda has in place to provide safety for its people working abroad? Who is responsible for regulating recruiting firms and what measures have been put in place to sanction them against labour exploitation, human trafficking and protective measures in the receiving states? This discussion intends to unpack further and interrogate these issues and come up with clear strategies on strengthening regulatory and enforcement measures in the sector.

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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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