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UHRC takes part in the High-Level Regional Conference on Land and Conflict in the East and Horn of Africa

Published On October 27, 2022  |  by UHRC

The Uganda Human Rights Commission is part of a high-powered delegation that is taking part in the ongoing High-Level Regional Conference on Land and Conflict in the East and Horn of Africa.

The Commission is being represented by Hon. Commissioner Crispin Kaheru at this first ever Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) conference, to be hosted by Uganda on land rights.

“This conference is running for three days from today Monday 24th to 26th October 2022 here at Speke Resort Munyonyo. It has brought together delegates from the East and Horn of Africa to discuss links between land governance and conflict and the need for a people-centered approach in establishing a regional agenda and national policy priorities that comprehensively respond to land conflict,” he said.

The conference will also focus on access to justice and the rule of law, peace, sustainable development, gender equity and climate change.

The President of the Republic of Uganda H.E. Yoweri Tubuhaburwa Museveni officially opened this conference which has also been attended by the Vice President Hon. Jessica Alupo, the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Hon. Judith Nabakooba, the Chief Justice Owiny Dollo, IGAD and International Development Law Organization (IDLO) top officials.

It is running in three segments; that is, the regional policy conference on land-based resource conflict, the conference of the Chief Justices of the East African Community and the meeting of Sectoral Ministers from the IGAD region. The IGAD, IDLO with support from Supporting Pastoralism and Agriculture in Recurrent and Protracted Crises (SPARC), the International Land Coalition (ILC) and Government of Uganda, organized this conference in pursuance of their respective mandate of assisting member states in achieving peace, security and prosperity.

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