Ronald Naluwairo

Ronald NaluwairoPhD (London); LLM (Cambridge); LLB (Upper class), Makerere; Dip L.P (LDC).


Associate Professor / Ag. Principal School of Law

Dr. Ronald Naluwairo is a lawyer, scholar and development practitioner. He is Associate Professor at the Human Rights & Peace Centre, School of Law-Makerere University. He also teaches human rights at the Uganda Military Academy-Kabamba. Currently, he is the Deputy Principal (Ag) of the School of Law, Makerere University and Chairperson of the School’s Research and Graduate Training Committee. Hitherto, Dr. Naluwairo was a Senior Research Fellow at the Advocates Coalition for Development & Environment (ACODE). He is an Advocate of the courts of judicature in Uganda since 2003 when he was enrolled on the list of Advocates in the country.

Dr. Naluwairo is a member of Makerere University’s Board of Research & Graduate Training, Board member of Kabukye Development Trust and member of Law Council’s Committee on Legal Education and Training (CLET). CLET is a statutory committee responsible for the general supervision and control of professional legal education in Uganda. He previously served as a member of the National Biosafety Committee and member of the National Committee for the Implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Uganda.

Dr. Naluwairo has a PhD from the University of London, LLM from the University of Cambridge, LLB (Hons) from Makerere University and a Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre. He has extensive experience in: legal research & policy analysis; project planning & management; teaching & mentoring; and, organizing and facilitating trainings, dialogues and processes involving multi-stakeholder engagements. He is a very good team player and has very good writing, communication and interpersonal skills. His specialty and areas of research include: access to justice; military justice; human rights; agro-biodiversity law; and environmental law & natural resources governance. He is a published scholar in these areas. Over the years, he has consulted for many organizations on various issues in these areas. Dr. Naluwairo is recipient of several awards and fellowships for his contribution in his areas of speciality.

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