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

UGANDA TO DEEPEN TIES WITH THE ROYAL KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA, 18th-October 2019

Hon.KUTESA commended the good working relations that exist between Uganda and Saudi Arabia resounding the great potential to strengthen these relations further through increased Economic and Commercial Cooperation. 

HON.SAM KUTESA HAILS UGANDA -TURKEY BILATERAL RELATIONS, 8th-October 2019

Hon Kutesa holds bilateral talks with H.E. Fikret Kerem ALP the Turkish Ambassador to Uganda, 

Hon. Sam K. Kutesa Addresses the Ad Hoc Commission on the implementation of the Luanda MoU between Uganda and Rwanda, 16th-September 2019

The first meeting of the Ad Hoc Commission on the implementation of the Luanda MoU between Uganda and Rwanda held in Kigali has opened in Kigali. The opening ceremony is being attended by the MFA Uganda, Minister of State Rwanda & witnessed by Minister of External Relations Angola & Deputy PM/Minister DRC
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