Dr. Kabumba Busingye, (Key note speaker and judge)

Lecturer of International Law and Comparative Constitutional Law at School of Law, Makerere University.

I was very impressed by the quality of teams we had, the program has improved from the past years. There’s need of having more teams, indeed having Sierra Leone and South Sudan. There’s need for more African teams and local teams. I was impressed that general principles of international law were involved. The pro- gram speaks a lot to growth of international law and Jessup in Uganda.

Dr. Busingye Sylvia Mbabazi (Judge)

LLM (Coventry), LLB (Hons) MUK, Dip. L.P. (LDC)

Head of Moots & Trial Advocacy LDC, Coun- sel International Criminal Court (ICC)

It was an amazing believe me, I can say that for this organistion, this has been one

of the best we have ever had in Jessup, we have embrassed each other been together like a team. I like the change of bringing in other teams like the team from SouthSudan and Sirrea Leone.


Rukondo Solomon (Judge)

Advocate of High Court of Uganda, URA Offi- cer

The experience was thrilling seeing how students can master several concepts and authorities of international law by heart. It was really impresive.




Elijah Enyimu, (Judge and Alumia participant at international rounds in DC Jessup Moot) Advo- cate at High Court of Uganda.

I was previously on the Jessup team at LDC, I was blown away by knowedge of law by participants. Principles of international law addressed were very close to heart of Ugandan issues such as traditional knowledge of Ugandan people, addressing something patent to African people. I learnt a lot on traditional knowledge how to share resources amongst states like Lake Victo- ria, the Nile.

Kansiime Mukama Taremwa (Makerere Uni- versity team participant and best oralist in the moot competition)

I was very honored to participate, the experience was glorious to me. The experience was wonder- ful, I could not trade it for another. It was meticu- lously organized, I think it was wonderful. I was impressed by level of competition, I learnt to think on my feet, learnt to appreciate people I worked with and learnt that team is very crucial.


Malok Justin Monyping Ater (Participant from South Sudan University of Juba)

It was a good experience a lot learned from Uganda. I hope there’s an increase of partici- pants from neighboring states so that we all learn from each other. It impacted my career a lot.

Gbatundu Ndeyia Kutubu (Particpant from Sierra Leone, Fourah Bay College)

It was inspiring as it was my first time to moot. The paranoia was super high, we started believ- ing in preparation. Great inspiration, it was like a

family, we came to learn from Uganda.




















THEME: “The International Law in the African context”

Friday, 15th February 2019, School of Law Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda Draft Programme

8:00 am           Arrival & registration Breakfast snacks

9:00 am           Introductory Remarks

Mr. Raymond Muhekyi, National Administrator (Uganda), International Law Students Associa- tion.

9:10 am           Opening Remarks

Remarks from UNIFOG and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Representatives

9:30 am          KEY NOTE ADDRESS:

Topic; “African Approaches to International Law: Hard Choices, Soft Law and Legitimacy in the International Order”

Presenter; Dr. Kabumba Busingye, Lecturer of International Law and Comparative Constitu- tional Law at School of Law, Makerere University


Topic: Follow up of the key note address, African Approaches to International Law. Discussants:

Dr. Kabumba Busingye, Lecturer of International Law and Comparative                                                                                                                                          Constitutional Law at School of Law, Makerere University

Mr. Lailongo David Ariki, Founder of Community Development Network Organisation in South Sudan and co-founder of Piyanile & Co. Advocates

Ms. Karina Krayem, Lawyer in Sierra Leone and head of the Sierra Leone Delegation Mrs. Linda Bore Kamp, International Law Consultant (TBC)

Moderator: Arinda Daphine, Legal Brains Trust

11:00 am       Tea Break

11:30 am       Presentation



Topic: The purpose and implications of the UN Global Compact on Refugees in the African context. Dr. Chris Dolan Presenter


12:00 am                    PANEL DISCUSSION

Topic: Will the Global Compact on Refugees achieve the equitable sharing of the Refu- gee burden in Africa?


Dr. Chris Dolan, Director at Refugee Law Project

Ms. Susan Alupo, Programme Manager Access to Justice at Refugee Law Project

Mr. Gard Benda, E.D World Voices Uganda (TBC)

Moderator: Mr. Donnas Ojok, Programme Manager, KAS

01:00 pm       Lunch Break

02:00 pm       Poem

Presenter; Daphne Arinda (E.D Legal Brains Trust)

02:10 pm       Presentation

Topic; “The UN Guiding principles on business and human rights are to be codified in a legally

binding treaty”. What does this mean for corporate governance in Africa?

Presenter: Arnold Kwesiga, Coordinator at Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability (UCCA)


02:45 pm       PANEL DISCUSSION

Topic: How can International Law be leveraged to further corporate accountablity considering the proposed treaty on business and Human Rights?


Ms. Sandra Oryema,

Head of legal Aid Unit at Public Interest Law Clinic)

Mr. Arnold Kwesiga, Coordinator at Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability (UCCA) Mr. Onesmus Mugyenyi, Public policy Analyst and Deputy E.D at Advocates Coalition for Devel- opment and Environment (ACODE)

03:45 pm       Cases of Human Rights Abuse – Drama Cocktail Reception and Networking

05:00 pm         Closing remarks and departure


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