Notable Developments

Enough is enough: Privatisation and public services - A conversation with current and formaer UN Special Rapporteurs

Online discussion on 19th October 2020 bringing together for the first time current and former UN Special Rapporteurs to reflect on the impacts of privatisation and on renewed momentum and strategies for the public provision of services related to economic, social and cultural rights such as health, education, water sanitation and housing.


Statement against International Monetary Fund (IMF) austerity

ISER joins five hundred organisations in demanding the International Monetary Fund (IMF) end its push for austerity. 
 
The Covid 19 pandemic has shown how systematic under financing of economic social rights affects the most vulnerable and marginalised. Yet it is unclear that the IMF is moving away from austerity in its COVID-19 response including loan programs with conditionalities and  emergency financing packages that contain language promoting fiscal consolidation in the recovery process.
 
The statement comes ahead of the IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings slated to begin 12-18 October.
 

Webinar - What will it take to deliver Universal Health Coverage and strong health systems worldwide in the time of COVID-19?

The Covid-19 pandemic has made clear the critical importance of achieving ‘health for all’ while posing an unprecedented challenge for health systems worldwide. In this webinar we explore how to realise a progressive vision for Universal Health Coverage, the Labour Party’s role in this, and how to address current threats to progress. Allana Kembabazi, ISER's Program Manager Right to Health made a presentation during the webinar.


ISER's Oral statement during the 35th Session ofthe African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare ofthe Child (ACERWC)

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ISER's Press Statement on Government's EconomicStimulus Package

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.

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ISER's oral statement on ESRs and COVID19 to theAfrican Commission on Human and Peoples Rights

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.

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Call for Articles - Economic & Social Rights during and post COVID-19

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

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Maintaining Human Dignity andRespect for Social and Economic Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

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