DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS (ILSA)

This Department is responsible for issues related to international law (including International Criminal Court, International Court of Justice, Law of the Sea, etc.); and global social issues (i.e. human rights and other governance issues, gender, youth, disabled, etc.). It will also have a Treaty Section which will have an Information Centre that holds a valuable collection of publications dealing with international law and social issues. 

The key functions of the Department include:
  • Tendering legal advice on international law and social issues. 
  • Coordinating aspects of Missions related to international law and social issues. 
  • Promoting partnerships and networks with stakeholders dealing with matters of international law and social issues. 
  • Strengthening a coordinated and cooperative mechanism between Ministry and other national relevant legal stakeholders. 
  • Spearheading global legal negotiations in taking into account Uganda's national interests. 
  • Lobby for international support needed to complement Government efforts in the implementation of agreed global legal outcomes.
  • Lobby positions for placement of Uganda or Ugandans in international organisations dealing with legal issues.
  • Coordinating negotiations on bilateral, regional and international legal instruments.
  • Establishing and maintaining a dedicated entity with a comprehensive coordination mechanism on human rights issues, which spells out processes and frameworks for ratification, domestication and implementation of instruments and measures for monitoring, evaluation and reporting on implementation.
  • Strengthening the Ministry as a depository for regional and international treaties and instruments. 
  • Scrutinizing international agreements for consistency with Uganda's legislation and other international obligations. 
  • Establishing and managing a One-Stop-International Treaties Center and an Information resource with custody of valuable collection of publications dealing with international law. 


Highlights

Ugandan Tour Operators at the World Travel Market (WTM) 2019, 15th-April 2019

Today, the 11th April 2019,  the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) officials, led by Ms. Lilly Ajarova (UTB CEO), including Ms. Edith Kateme Kasajja (UTB Board Member), Ms. Dorcas Namajja (UTB Marketing Officer), and Mr. Daniel Irunga (UTB Marketing Officer), led a group of  Ugandan Tour Operators to the World Travel Market (WTM) 2019 in Cape Town - South Africa.

UGANDA AND KENYA HOLD 1ST JOINT PERMANENT COMMISSION , 21ST -25TH MARCH 2019 NAIROBI, 22nd-March 2019

Today witnessed a momentous occasion  in which Uganda and Kenya held the first session of the Joint Permanent Commission in Nairobi - Kenya. The Agreement establishing the Joint Permanent Commission (JPC) was signed on 16th  November 1993, which is approximately 26 years ago. 

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