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

President Museveni in Beijing-China for FOCAC Summit, 3rd-September 2018

President Yoweri Museveni has today (Sunday) arrived in Beijing to attend the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit that opens tomorrow, Monday the 3rd September 2018.


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MINISTERIAL STATEMENT ON THE STATE OF SECURITY BY THE HON. MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS , 27th-August 2018

Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Sam Kutesa has addressed the diplomatic Corps on the security situation in the country following the arrest and detention of some members of parliament during campaigns in Arua Municipality bye-elections


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Speak one 'language' for a harmonious solution to Apaa conflict - President Museveni, 23rd-August 2018

President Yoweri Museveni has proposed a select committee of five members from each tribe of Acholi and Madi coordinated by the Rt. Honourable Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda to come up with resolutions on the Apaa land conflict within a period of three weeks. 


The President's proposal follows a meeting he held with the leaders of Amuru and Adjumani districts to harmonize on the two districts geographical boundaries that have caused a social conflict among the Acholi and Madi tribes for the last seven years leaving a trail of death and destruction among their communities. 


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