International Development Law Organization
Uganda
Implementing Partner: 
Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights (CEFROHT)
Sub-Project title: 
Enhancing Sustainable Access to Justice for Adequate Living Rights through Legal Empowerment and Social Accountability in Rural Communities in Uganda
Amount awarded: 
UGX 700,000,001
Duration: 
March, 2021 to August, 2022

This sub-project seeks to contribute to sustainable access to justice by working with communities in three districts of Buyende, Kiboga and Kyaknwanzi in Uganda, and to strengthen the capacity of rural vulnerable communities and justice actors to seek and claim adequate living rights using the 2019 Human Rights (Enforcement) Act (HREA). The Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights (CEFROHT) will apply the principles of participation, accountability, non-discrimination and equality, empowerment and legality to build the capacity of vulnerable people and duty bearers to use the 2019 HREA to claim adequate living rights. CEFROHT will also strengthen local justice structures and linkages between informal and formal justice actors and the vulnerable, through the formation and empowerment of Community Justice Groups (CJGs), local government human rights-based sensitization workshops and operationalization of CJGs through constructive community dialogues. Finally, the sub-project intends to provide probono legal services to the vulnerable poor facing adequate living rights’ violations.

Selection: 
Open call