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

Hon. Sam Kutesa Commissions the Bhabhatron Radiology Cancer Treatment Machines and Hails Uganda-India Bi-Lateral Relations, 13th-February 2020

The equipment which is a donation from the government of India to Uganda was commissioned in a highly attended event. It will be used for Cancer treatment at the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) Mulago.

Build Africa stand-by force urgently - President Museveni, 10th-February 2020

President Yoweri Museveni has said that Africa's need to build its capacity to defend itself is more urgent now more than ever especially when you see what is happening in Mali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Somalia and formerly Libya among other countries.

Hon. Sam Kutesa Meets African Union (AU) Commissioner For Peace And Security, 28th-January 2020

H.E. Smail CHERGUI, the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security called on the Office of the Minister to discuss matters of Regional and Political concern. 
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