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Disability Law & Rights Centre, Makerere University (DLRC)

Kampala, Uganda
Joined February 2021

The DLRC is based at the School of Law, Makerere University and its overall goal is to ‘Protect and promote disability rights through legal education, research and advocacy plus legal aid.

Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Education, Policy Advocacy, Right to Information

The overall objective of DLRC is to contribute to changing the legal profession in Uganda from one less committed to and aware of the needs of persons with disabilities (PWDs) to one which is skilled and prepared to address the legal and human rights needs of PWDs. This will be achieved by influencing reforms in legal education which is expected to result into law graduates and eventually a judicial system which is committed and skilled to promote and protect the legal rights and needs of PWDs.  This is to be achieved through review, development and change of curriculum to integrate disability issues into the different modules; enhance the skills of staff at the School of Law, as well as for the rest of Makerere University to engage disability lens in the teaching and conduct of their work; raising awareness of disability rights across the university and encourage and support disability-friendly interventions for learners with disabilities; conducting research on topical issues concerning disability rights, law and policy; developing teaching materials in the area; collaborating and networking with Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs), government ministries, departments and agencies as well as other stakeholders to promote the protection and realisation of the rights of persons with disabilities.

  1. To review the curriculum for the training of lawyers at the School of Law, Makerere University in order to introduce the teaching of Disability Rights and Law;
  2. To establish academic structures to enable the effective and sustainable teaching of Disability Rights and Law at the School of Law, Makerere University; and

People Associated With This Organization

Damalie Naggita-Musoke

Disability Law & Rights Centre,...
Joined February 2021
Interests: Criminal Justice, Education, Other, Women's Rights
Dr. Naggita-Musoke is a Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Makerere University with over 25 years experience of higher education legal training and research, from 1993 at Makerere University. She is Dean Emeritus and has previously served as Inaugural Principal of the School of Law. She has served as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Law as well as Head of the Department of Law and Jurisprudence. She is a member of the School of Law Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee. She is an advocate of all courts of Judicature in Uganda and a partner in Mubiru-Musoke, Musisi & Co. Advocates. She sits on various Committees and Boards at and outside the University. Dr. Naggita-Musoke currently chairs the Legal Aid Advisory Board of the Uganda Law Society and is the Chancellor of Mukono Diocese (Anglican), where she provides pro bono legal services to the Bishop and Diocese of Mukono. Dr. Naggita-Musoke has various academic and research interests, in the areas of Gender and Women’s rights, Children’s rights and juvenile justice, Disability rights, as well as procedural law and land rights. She is currently Coordinator of the Disability Law and Rights Centre (DLRC) and leading an ongoing project titled “Promoting Disability Rights Through Legal Education” at the School of Law, mainly to build capacity of faculty of the School and eventually the law graduates to interface with disability issues, while at the same time assisting the rest of the University to provide disability inclusive teaching and learning .
Damalie Naggita-Musoke is the network champion (main point of contact) for Disability Law & Rights Centre, Makerere University (DLRC).

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