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Arnold Kwesiga on Corporate Accountability in Uganda

Podcast, 13 September 2016

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Arnold Kwesiga is the Coordinator of the Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability (UCCA). Recently in Kampala, IHRB's Salil Tripathi of IHRB met Arnold to discuss the state of corporate accountability in Uganda. Arnold spoke of the need for Uganda to prepare a proper national action plan, and for ways to engage local companies to embrace the UN Guiding Principles. A bigger challenge is tackling Uganda's informal sector in which 85% of Ugandans work, and who remain beyond the reach of big companies, foreign or local. This week (September 14-15, 2016) the Consortium is organising a major conference on business and human rights in Kampala, whose live-stream can be watched below. 

Kwesiga holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Notre Dame in the US and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University in Uganda. He has previously worked for Human Rights Watch, Centre for Policy Analysis (Parliament Watch) and the Refugee Law Project, School of Law, Makerere University. Arnold holds a great passion for general human rights discourse, with a bias in social justice issues and minority rights. Arnold is a member of both the Public Interest Law Clinic and the Network for Public Interest Lawyers at Makerere University School of Law.

Livestream the business and human rights consortium in Kampala: 

Day 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmhXAehK6iY&feature=youtu.be

Day 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DlcNQTuE2A&feature=youtu.be

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