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I am a civil rights advocate working with Chapter Four Uganda, a local civil rights group in Uganda. I have a strong commitment for the defence of fundamental human rights for all without discrimination and promoting access to justice for all.
Nicholas Opiyo is the Executive Director and Lead Attorney at Chapter Four Uganda, a civil rights charity working to defend civil liberties. He is the recipient of German Africa Prize, 2017, Voices for Justice Award from Human Rights Watch, 2015 and the European Union Parliament Sakharov Fellows Prize, 2016. He was until March of 2017, a member of the Team of Expert to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Peaceful Assembly and Association. He is also a visiting scholar at the Centre for African Studies, Stanford University, CA, USA and the Global Health Program at the University of San Francisco (UCSF), California, USA. Nicholas is the board Chair of Action Aid Uganda, a member of the Human Rights Advisory Board BENETECH, a Silicon Valley human rights and tech company based in Palo Alto in California and African Middle Eastern Leadership Project (AMEL), a Washington, DC-based think and action group.
Rosemary Karoro is currently working as a Research and Advocacy Officer at Chapter Four Uganda, a non-governmental organization tasked with protection and promotion of civil liberties for all. She formerly worked as a legal assistant with KSMO Advocates for one and a half years and as a research assistant at the Human Rights and Peace Center at the School of Law Makerere University, Uganda. Rosemary holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from Makerere University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre Kampala, Uganda. Rosemary enrolled at the Ugandan Bar and is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and all subordinate Courts. Rosemary’s career has focused on multiple areas of legal practice, which include; corporate and commercial transactions, land transactions, litigation in civil matters, human rights litigation, research and documentation of violations. Currently, Rosemary is focusing on public interest litigation practice at Chapter Four Uganda at local and international forums.
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