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Members of the University of Makerere attend AEL's Human Rights Course

In the framework of the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Programme, three professors and four students from the University of Makerere in Uganda took part in the Academy of European Law's Summer Course on Human Rights.

05 July 2024 | Event


In the last two weeks of June, Villa Salviati hosted the two Academy of European Law (AEL) Summer Courses on Human Rights and on The Law of the European Union.

This year, the Human Rights Course focused on a re-enactment of the case at the International Criminal Court involving Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan former child soldier and former commander of one of the brigades of the Ugandan guerrilla group, the Lord's Resistance Army.

Four master students from Uganda were able to attend the course thanks to the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility collaboration between the EUI and the University of Makerere. All four – Maurice Lwanga Kabazzi, Joseph Bampabura, Chrispus Nampwera, and Joel Kenneth Ssenfuma – were enthusiastic about this introduction to the EUI and expressed a keen interest in returning in the future to take part in another summer course, or a master's, or PhD programme at the EUI.

With support from the same Erasmus+ programme, three lecturers from the University of Makerere attended part of the course to give their input on transitional justice mechanisms and the socio-cultural context in Uganda. Zahara Nampewo, Josephine Ndagire, and Daniel Ruhweza also presented the draft chapters they have each written on the topic for a book that should be published in the Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law series.

Last update: 05 July 2024

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