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Strategic Response International (SRI)

Kampala, Uganda
Joined July 2020

Strategic Response International (SRI) is an independent not for profit network of young pro-democracy, human rights and social justice oriented lawyers in Uganda.



Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Governance, Women's Rights

Strategic Response International (SRI) is an independent not for profit network of young pro-democracy, human rights and social justice oriented lawyers in Uganda.

Incorporated in 2017, SRI unites young pro-democracy and human rights lawyers to provide robust legal response on matters that undermine the principles of democracy and human rights through litigation and counsel across Uganda.

What we do.
The organisation provides a platform/ network where lawyers with particular interest in social justice identify with to achieve social justice causes.

SRI nurtures and mobilizes legal practitioners with particular interest in pro-democracy and human rights through building a network and enhancing peer learning to pursue social justice by public and strategic interest litigation, policy research and advocacy.

The network currently has over 270 lawyers all over Uganda committed to the promotion of democracy, good governance & protection of fundamental human, political & civil rights through strategic impact litigation and research.

The mission is to strengthen the foundations of democracy by nurturing a new generation of young pro-democracy and social justice oriented lawyers across Africa.

The vision is to create a society in which an informed and active citizenry is sovereign and makes choices based on civic consciousness and civic empowerment.

The Objectives include:
1) To inspire a new generation of pro-democracy and human rights lawyers.
2) To promote public interest lawyering and litigation of pro-democracy and human rights lawyers.
3) To offer robust pro-bono and advisory legal services to deserving individuals and community groups.
4) To become a forum for sharing good practices in pro-democracy and human rights advocacy.

People Associated With This Organization

Brian Geoffrey Chanwat

Uganda  
Strategic Response International (SRI)
Joined July 2020
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Governance, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Chanwat Brian Geoffrey is a lawyer by training and passionate about human rights (social justice) and pro-democracy work. His aim is to empower vulnerable people to claim their rights and freedoms through building their capacities to stand out and speak about basic human rights, reduce discriminatory tendencies and suggest suitable and modest means to prevent rights violations within their communities. I have been at the forefront of tracking and documenting human rights issues & violations in Uganda. He is passionate to see leaders and other duty bearers meet their obligations and account for human rights and social justice for all.

He is also the co-founder and Executive Director of Strategic Response International (SRI), an independent not for profit network of young pro-democracy, human rights, and social justice-oriented lawyers in Uganda. Strategic Response International (SRI) unites young pro-democracy and human rights lawyers to provide robust legal response on matters that undermine the principles of democracy and human rights through litigation and counsel across Uganda.
Brian Geoffrey Chanwat is the network champion (main point of contact) for Strategic Response International (SRI).

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