Dr. Josephine Ndagire Appointed to ACHPR Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa

Dr. Josephine Ndagire, Lecturer in the Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC), School of Law(SoL), Makerere University was appointed an expert member by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) to its Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa at its 73rd Ordinary Session held in Banjul, Gambia from the 21st October – 10th November, 2022.

The ACHPR was established by the African Charter and inaugurated on 2nd November 1987 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with the Secretariat located in Banjul, The Gambia. In addition to performing any other tasks, which may be entrusted to it by the African Union (AU) Assembly of Heads of State and Government, the Commission is officially charged with three major functions: the protection of human and peoples’ rights; the promotion of human and peoples’ rights; and the interpretation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

Dr. Ndagire areas of expertise are varied including:research and writing criminal law, with a specific focus on the foundational and substantive principles in the Uganda context, transnational organized crimes, international criminal law, transitional justice, human rights and international law. She is the convener of the faculty colloquia series and secretary to the University Staff Appeals Tribunal. Read details of her bio: https://law.mak.ac.ug/josephine-ndagire/

Congratulations Dr. Ndagire. Go shine and hold the SoL and Makerere University flag high!