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Business & Human Rights

About the program

The Business and Human Rights Program seeks to promote responsible business conduct, work with communities affected by business activities to ensure respect for human rights within the business context,  improve corporate accountability for human rights abuses, work with government to strengthen the development and implementation regulatory framework relating to business and human rights- including respect for labour and employment laws, sustainable use of natural resources and gender considerations, and ensure access to remedy for victims of human rights abuses and violations committed in business operations. The program also from time to time undertakes advocacy in respect to the extractive sector, labour relations and Project Affected Persons (PAPs) from ongoing development projects in the country.

The Program also hosts the Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability (UCCA). The UCCA was established in August 2015, ISER being one of the founding members, as a Civil Society Consortium on corporate accountability aimed at enhancing accountability by corporations, states, international finance institutions and development partners for violations or abuses of Economic and Social Rights (ESRs).

Recent updates

Recent publications

Alternative report to The African Commission on Human And Peoples Rights on The State Of Public Services , Climate Change And Economic Social Rights In Uganda

Uganda is undergoing its 6th periodic review by the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) covering 2013-2022. ISER...

The Africa We Want : Reclaim Public Services People’s Manifesto

The Africa We Want : Reclaim Public Services People’s Manifesto is a vision of  Civil Society Organizations and individuals from across...

Our Future is Public: Why the IMF and World Bank Must Support Public Services

This publication argues that international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the IMF are not doing enough to...