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

AMB. PATRICK MUGOYA MEETS MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERS (MSF) COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE , 17th-June 2019

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Patrick Mugoya earlier this week met Ms. Julie Reverse, the Country Representative of Medecins Sans Frontieres a French International Organization accredited to Uganda. 

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AT THE SERVICE EXCELLENCE EXHIBITION 5TH JUNE - 7TH JUNE 2019 , 6th-June 2019

The Ministry joined all other Ministries,  Departments and Agencies MDA's in  participating in the Service Excellence Exhibition under the theme " Industrialization for Job creation and shared Prosperity "
at the  Kololo Independence Grounds. The Exhibition runs from 5th - 7th June 2019, daily from 8:00am - 5:00pm daily.

HON. SAM KUTESA RECEIVES LETTERS OF CREDENCE FOR THE NEW UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE , 30th-May 2019

Hon. Sam .K. KUTESA, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda officially  received Letters of Credence of the new United Nations Development  Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative , Ms. Elsie ATTAFUAH today at the Ministry Headquarters.
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