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The Human Rights Tulip Award 2016: Call for Nominations

The Human Rights Tulip is an annual award of the Dutch government (organized by the Dutch MFA) for human rights defenders (individuals or organizations). The award started in 2008 and has over the years been awarded to individuals and organisations from a variety of countries who promote and support human rights in innovative ways. The aim is to put their valuable work in the public spotlight. Individuals or organizations working…

Statement on Nordic Day (2016)

The Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) extends its congratulations to the Government and the people of the Kingdom of Denmark, Sweden and the Kingdom of Norway as they commemorate the Nordic Day. We also take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to the Nordic countries for their support to the promotion of the rule of law, access to justice and respect for human rights in Uganda through support to…

ADC in field visit to Isingiro District

On Wednesday April 20, 2016, the Managing Director of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) Mr. Martin Ledolter toured sector investments in Isingiro district in the company of several ADC officials and JLOS Secretariat staff led by the Senior Technical Advisor. During the visit, the team visited Isingiro Justice Centre where a meeting with court users, local leaders and members of the Isingiro DCC was held. The team was later given…

Statement on Ibanda Justice Centre

The media last week was awash with allegations of one billion shillings "structure" in Ibanda funded by the Justice, Law and Order Sector - what we call a justice centre. An impression has been created that 1.5bn shs was spent in constructing a single structure. This is not true at all. The funds from JLOS were used to construct a complex (group of buildings and structures) that house the courts,…