Notable Developments

Parliament passes the National Budget Framework Paper

Parliament passes the National Budget Framework Paper , but allocations to Education and health still remain far below the required international standards. 

 


Final Communique of the 57th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, held from 4th to 18th November 2015 in Banjul, The Gambia

During this session, the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) is among the eight (8)NGOs granted Observer Status.

 


UCCA Coordinator - Call for Applications

The Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability (UCCA), a newly established civil society consortium on corporate accountability aimed to enhance accountability by corporations, States, international finance institutions and development partners for violations or abuses of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCRs) is seeking to fill the vacancy of Coordinator

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A call to Parliament to reject inappropriate amendments to the Public Finance Management Act, 2015

On 30th September 2015, the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development tabled amendments to the Public Finance Management Act, 2015. This was rather an unprecedented move that has shocked many citizens given that it is barely six months since this law was assented to by H.E the President of Uganda.


Concluding Observations from the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for Uganda

The concluding Observations followed Uganda’s initial review by the Committee on 10 and 11 June, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland, 28 years since Uganda ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.


Joint Statement on World Bank Support for Privatisation in Education

On 13th May 2015, over 100 civil society organisations signed a statement expressing concern over the World Bank’s support for low-fee, for-profit private education as a means to alleviate poverty in Kenya and Uganda.

Read the Statement and access key documents here:
English: http://www.right-to-education.org/news/joint-statement-world-bank-support-privatisation-education
French: http://www.right-to-education.org/fr/news/d-claration-commune-concernant-le-soutien-de-la-banque-mondiale-la-privatisation-de-l


Appointment as an Expert Member of the Working Group on Economic, Social And Cultural Rights in Africa

ISER Executive Director- Ms. Salima Namusobya, was appointed as an expert member of the  Working Group on Economic, Social And Cultural Rights in Africa at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission), meeting at its 17th Extraordinary Session held from 19 to 28 February 2015 in Banjul, The Gambia.

Please visit link for the communiqué and to see other members: http://www.achpr.org/sessions/17th-eo/resolutions/296/



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