Summary: Between February and June 2016, the Consortium conducted a “baseline study on the effects and impact of corporate actions on the enjoyment of ESCRs in Uganda.” The purpose of this study was to establish the status of business and human rights in Uganda in terms of the nature of the legal framework, reported abuses and affected communities, frameworks of accountability as well as best practices and innovations. One of the communities visited in March 2016, was that of Nakisunga in Mukono district— especially that affected by stone quarrying activities of different companies. During the Validation workshop of the baseline, community members from Mukono requested UCCA to make a follow up on the issues found and raised by the members. The findings from the research and the report will be launched and discussed at the 3rd Annual National Conference on Economic Social and Cultural Rights scheduled for September 14th and 15th 2016 at Makerere University, under the theme “Business and Human Rights in Uganda: Social Responsibility vs Accountability for Corporate Abuses in Uganda.” This Community dialogue is a follow up from baseline engagements.
Start Date: August 30, 2016
End Date: August 30, 2016
Location: Namuyenje Subcounty, Mukono District