Articles by Salima Namusobya, Uganda

Salima Namusobya, Uganda

Salima Namusobya is the Executive Director of the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER). She is a lawyer and human rights advocate who has specialized in international human rights law and forced migration. She earned her LLB from Uganda Christian University, Mukono, a Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre and a LLM degree in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the University of Pretoria. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Columbia in New York, participating in the Human Rights Advocates Program, and also completed courses on litigating social and economic rights from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Institute for Human Rights at the Abo Akademi in Turku, Finland. She is a co-author for the textbook on ‘Civil Procedure and Practice in Uganda’. Previously, she worked in various capacities with the Refugee Law Project (RLP), School of Law, Makerere University and also served as the Eastern Africa Coordinator for International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC) - an online project of the Amsterdam Center for International Law and the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, published by Oxford University Press. She is a member of the Uganda Law Society, the Federation of Female Lawyers in Uganda (FIDA) and the East African Law Society.


Do Ugandan Mining Companies Ignore the Social License to Operate? Reflecting on Community Perspectives

During a recent civil society consultative meeting held in Karamoja sub-region in North Eastern Uganda to discuss with locals the review of mining law and policy in Uganda, participants from the community made cynical statements about mining operations in the region: One participant stated; “As we talk here trucks and trucks ferry marble and the people of…

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