Events and activities

August 2, 2020

E-Dialogue on Promoting Responsible Business for Economic Recovery

The dialogue shall also interrogate the need to fast track the national action plan on business and human rights, respect for the environment in the chain of production and promote...

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February 18, 2020

UCCA 2020 General Membership Meeting and Capacity Building

A planning and review meeting with capacity building of the membership on human rights fact-finding documentation and advocacy, accessing remedy through International Finance Institutions(IFIs) accountability mechanisms.

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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...

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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 covid19 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 and 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

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