Ben K. Twinomugisha LL.B (Upper Class);
LL.M., LL.D (Mak,); Dip. L.P. (LDC
Professor of Law
Prof. Dr. Ben Kiromba Twinomugisha is a full Professor of Law and former Dean, School of Law, Makerere University. He is also a visiting Professor at Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) and Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. He has taught commercial laws, at both college and university levels for 35 years.
He has also taught and researched in the areas of public law, including health and the law, international law, environmental law and human rights.
Prof. Twinomugisha is also an advocate of the Courts of Judicature in Uganda and has practiced law for over 25 years. He has taught and examined in a number of universities in the region. He has supervised and examined many masters and doctoral students in Uganda and elsewhere
His recent publications include, Fundamentals of Health Law in Uganda (Pretoria University Law Press, 2015); Maternal Health Rights, Politics and the Law (Professorial Inaugural Lecture, Makerere University, 2017); Principles of the Law of Contract in Uganda (Makerere University, 2018); and ‘Maternal Health Rights in Uganda’ East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights (2019); ‘Using the Right to Health to Tackle Non-communicable Diseases in the Era of Neo-liberalism in Uganda’ African Human Rights Law Journal (2020); ‘A Health and Human Rights Critique of the Mental Health Act, 2019’ (NEPTIL, 2020); IEL Contracts- Uganda (Wolter Kluwer Law International, 2020); IEL Medical Law-Uganda (Wolter Kluwer Law International, 2021). In addition to law teaching, Prof. Twinomugisha is a health and human rights activist.
He is the Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) and Afya na Haki (Ahaki). He is also Vice Chairperson, Action Group for Heath, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS (AGHA). He has done consultancy work in the areas of gender, health and human rights.