Uganda: Strengthening the Capacity of Local Council Courts towards Enhancing Acces...

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Uganda: Strengthening the Capacity of Local Council Courts towards Enhancing Access to Justice

In 2013, ILI-ACLE entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Democratic Governance Facility for an initial two-year initiative, and extended for an additional eight months, to strengthen access to justice in Uganda through building the capacity of the local council courts (LCCs), the most accessible court structures in the country. With continued support from the Ministry of Local Government (MoLG) and buy-in from key stakeholders, ILI-ACLE developed a comprehensive training manual, approved by MoLG and other Justice, Law and Order Sector stakeholders.  A cadre of 903 MoLG trainers were trained and empowered to conduct training of LCCs at the village and parish levels in more than 45 districts across Uganda. Thousands of LCC members have been trained  and due to the notable impact the initiative has had, a further extension has been granted for additional activities. Find more information about the project here.

Client: Ministry of Local Government and the Justice, Law and Order Sector, Uganda

Donor: Democratic Governance Facility

Project Dates: Project dates: September 2013 - Present

Location: Uganda

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Uganda: Public Relations and Customer Care Training for the Judiciary of Uganda

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Uganda: Public Relations and Customer Care Training for the Judiciary of Uganda

ILI-ACLE was contracted by the DANIDA Judiciary Support Project and Uganda Good Governance Programme to develop and conduct a series of programmes on public relations and customer care for judicial officers (including Registrars of the High Court, Chief Magistrates and Grade I Magistrates) and court staff from across various Ugandan courts. Following extensive consultation with the judicial administrators, ILI-ACLE designed a practical and interactive programme to support the Judiciary in strengthening and improving its public image and communication with court users. Held in different districts in the country in August –September 2013, an updated version of the programme, that included an on-the-job component, was subsequently conducted in September, October and December 2015

Client: Judiciary of Uganda

Donor: Danish International Development Agency

Project Dates: August 2013 – December 2015

Location: Uganda

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Uganda: Human Rights Training for Judicial Officers

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Uganda: Human Rights Training for Judicial Officers

ILI-ACLE, in collaboration with the DANIDA Judiciary Support Project/Uganda Good Governance Programme, hosted judicial officers from different districts across Uganda in three separate one-week training programmes on human rights and rights of the accused and timely justice.  The programme focused on access to justice and equal treatment to all citizens as a core component of a functioning and fair democratic society. Designed to empower judicial officers in contributing to the moulding of a robust human rights strategy, the programme aimed to provide them with tools to support the courts in delivering improved service to court users. ILI-ACLE developed the programme in conjunction with and approval from the Judiciary’s Registry of Planning and Development. Topics included: the role of the judiciary in promoting and protecting human rights, judicial integrity and independence, human rights in relation to criminal proceedings, mainstreaming gender into judicial processes and access to justice through public interest litigation.

Client: Judiciary of Uganda

Donor: Danish International Development Agency

Project Dates: December 2014 -August 2015

Location: Uganda

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JLOS: Social Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Training and Study T...

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JLOS: Social Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Training and Study Tour, US

This two-week customised training programme and study tour for 19 high-level officials of the Uganda Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) utilised PPP best practices in the United States as a case study to equip officials in effectively undertaking the procurement processes, management and maintenance in the construction of the JLOS House project. Participants had the opportunity to meet with a cross-section of PPP experts from state and federal government institutions, private transactional law firms, engineering firms and multilateral institutions (the World Bank). They gained various perspectives on best practices in the design, implementation and management of the PPPs and how they can be effectively utilized for social infrastructure projects. Participants also visited an affordable housing project site in Arlington, Virginia, which provided them with an opportunity to see some of these considerations in practice.

Client: Ministry of Justice - Justice Law and Order Secretariat

Donor: March 16 - 27, 2015

Project Dates: Ministry of Justice

Location: Washington, DC, US

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Judiciary of Rwanda: In-Service Training in International Commercial Law Training

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Judiciary of Rwanda: In-Service Training in International Commercial Law Training

Following an international bidding process, the Judiciary of Rwanda awarded ILI-ACLE a contract to provide training on international commercial law to the Rwandan Judiciary. Following an assessment, and in close collaboration with Case Western Reserve University Law School, ILI-ACLE designed and implemented a specially tailored programme structured around three modules—international trade and economic law, international business transactions and international communications and innovation law. 29 judges and registrars, including judges of the Supreme Court, participated in this training which combined both face-to-face and online training, and led to the award of an Advanced Professional Certificate in International Commercial Law.

Client: Judiciary of Rwanda

Donor: Investment Climate Facility

Project Dates: March – November 2014

Location: Rwanda

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Rwanda: In-Service Training in International Commercial Law Training

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Rwanda: In-Service Training in International Commercial Law Training

Following an international bidding process, the Judiciary of Rwanda awarded ILI-ACLE a contract to provide training on international commercial law to enable them to effectively address the country’s rising number of international and sophisticated commercial disputes that inevitably accompany fast-growing economies. Following an assessment, and in close collaboration with Case Western Reserve University Law School, ILI-ACLE designed and implemented a tailored programme structured around three modules—international trade and economic law, international business transactions and international communications and innovation law. 29 judges and registrars, including judges of the Supreme Court, participated in this training which combined both face-to-face and online training, and led to the award of an Advanced Professional Certificate in International Commercial Law.

Client: Judiciary of Rwanda

Donor: Investment Climate Facility

Project Dates: March – November 2014

Location: Rwanda

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