Business and Human Rights: Uganda’s Case in the Private Sector Led Economy

This publication was authored by: Godfrey Mwesigye

Abstract / Summary

This paper examines Uganda’scase for business and human rights in the private sector led economy. The discussions in this paper are based ondocument review and the presentations on “Business and human rights landscapein Uganda” one of the sessions at Human Rights Convention 2018 at Sheraton Hotel-Uganda. From the discussion, there has been a wide range of cases that reflect the violation of human rights in the private sector, chiefly by large companies especially those in the mineral exploration and processing plants and factories. The government has not been effective in ensuring the respect of human rights in the private sector largely because of inadequate institutional capacity and lack of proper coordination among these institutions.