Mary Auma HRDA

Country / Where did you grow up:
Kampala, Uganda

Academic qualifications:
Bachelor of Laws, Makerere University, Uganda. Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Centre, Uganda.

I have previously worked as a Senior Researcher in the Supreme Court of Uganda where I drafted judicial opinions, researched and reviewed domestic and international legislation, advising on its applicability, as well as recommending cases for arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. Prior to this, I worked with Development Law Associates, a consultancy firm in Uganda where I contributed to the preparation of proposals related to human rights and constitutional law policies. Additionally, I am a member of the Network of Public Interest Lawyers at the Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development where we periodically analyse the constitutionality of bills and Acts related to the right to health and institute litigations or prepare lobby papers on the same. I have also worked in a voluntary capacity with the Uganda Human Rights Commission, the International Centre for Transitional Justice, and the Community Law Programme and Legal Aid Clinic (CLAPMOC), under the Public Interest Law Clinic (PILAC) of Makerere University.

Academic fields of interest:
Health and Human Rights, Taxation and Human Rights, Democracy, Transparency and Digital Rights.

Position prior to the programme:
Senior Researcher, Supreme Court of Uganda.


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