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

MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS) MEETS AUSTRALIA'S HIGH COMMISSIONER TO UGANDA 14TH NOVEMBER 2018, 16th-November 2018

Hon. Okello Oryem Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (International Affairs) held discussions with the High Commissioner of Australia to Uganda H.E Alison Charter. The High commissioner was in the country to discuss further enhancement of bilateral cooperation between the two countries. 

UGANDA AND EUROPEAN UNION RECONFIRM PARTNERSHIP AT ARTICLE 8 POLITICAL DIALOGUE, 25th-October 2018

The Republic of Uganda and the European Union reconfirmed their close partnership in a Political Dialogue meeting held on 24 October, 2018, hosted by His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni at State House in Entebbe. The meeting was held in accordance with Article 8 of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement

UGANDA HOSTS 9TH HIGH-LEVEL MEETING OF THE REGIONAL OVERSIGHT MECHANISM OF THE PEACE, SECURITY AND COOPERATION FRAME WORK FOR THE DRC AND THE REGION, 16th-October 2018

The Heads of State and Government of the signatory countries of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Frame work for the Democratic Republic of Congo held the ninth High-level meeting of the Regional Oversight Mechanism on 08th October 2018 In Kampala. 
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