Events and activities

September 27, 2020

7th Annual National Conference on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 2020

The 7th Annual National Conference will serve as a platform to take stock of the 2016 promises and to determine the viability of the 2021 election promises. In addition, the...

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August 24, 2020

Greater Masaka Region Stakeholder Engagements On Socio-Economic Rights, Covid-19, The East African Crude Oil Pipeline & Respect For Free Prior And Informed Consent

The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) passes through a huge part of greater Masaka region and many communities will be affected by this project. COTFONE and Partners have been...

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August 17, 2020

Rwenzori Regional Corporate Accountability Platform

The Rwenzori RECAP is an annual engagement organised by the Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability (UCCA) in partnership with Twerwaneho Listeners Club (TLC). The RECAP brings together various stakeholders in...

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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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