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 ELECTED CHAIR OF THE AFRICAN GROUP OF PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES AT THE UNITED NATIONS (UN) , 16th-September 2019

UGANDA'S AMBASSADOR AND PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE UNITED NATIONS ELECTED AS CHAIR OF THE AFRICAN GROUP OF PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES AT THE UNITED NATIONS (UN) 


NEW YORK


HON. SAM K. KUTESA ADDRESS THE THIRD SESSION OF THE JOINT PERMANENT COMMISSION BETWEEN UGANDA AND TANZANIA , 7th-September 2019

STATEMENT BY HON. SAM K. KUTESA, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS DURING THE THIRD SESSION OF THE JOINT PERMANENT COMMISSION BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA AND THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA


Presidents Museveni, Kenyatta discuss sugar trade, August 28, 2019 , 29th-August 2019

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN: President Yoweri Museveni has today met and held a bilateral meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya on the sidelines of TICAD 7 conference in Yokohama, Japan during which the two leaders discussed the issue of sugar and sugarcane exports to Kenya.

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