This is a Press Statement delivered during the launch of ISER's its research entitled “Uganda's COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Package: Will it Deliver?" The research spotlights gaps in the implementation of COVID19 economic stimulus package that was rolled out by the government to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and institution of containment measures.
ISER's oral statement on ESRs and COVID19 to the 66th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights read on 18th July 2020.
ISER invites submission of articles on the theme: “Protection and Respect for Economic and Social Rights During and Post COVID-19 Pandemic,” which is the focus of the Special Edition of its Economic and Social Rights Advocacy (ESRA) Brief to be published in May 2020
As Uganda, just like the rest of the world, grapples with the on-going COVID-19 Pandemic ISER, would like to put forward the following proposals on the measures that are necessary to maintain the human dignity of individuals and groups and respect social and economic rights during the COVID-19 pandemic
Oral Statement made by ISER to the 65th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on 21 October 2019–10 November 2019, in Banjul, The Gambia.
ISER successfully petitioned the High Court seeking declarations to the effect that the government policy on public financing of secondary education in Uganda infringes on the rights to; equality and non – discrimination; and quality education as guaranteed under Articles 21; and 30 and 34(2) of the Constitution respectively. The court directed that; government must ensure equity for all children in the design and implementation of education programs; and that government should take its lead position in regulating private involvement in education to ensure adherence to minimum standards – in doing so, it should make good use of the Abidjan Principles on the human rights obligations of states to provide public education and regulate private involvement in education to offer the necessary guidance.
ISER and Uganda National Association of the Deaf (UNAD) presented a petition to the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah about access to education by the deaf children on 28th August 2018.