Celebrating the Centre for Health, Human Rights & Development (CEHURD), a Ten-Year Old Adult

Key Note Address at the 10th Anniversary of Cehurd, Thursday, November 7, 2019

25 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2020

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J. Oloka-Onyango

Makerere University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

Ten years in the life of a human rights organization is nearly a lifetime, a fact which is particularly true in the case of organizations in developing country contexts such as Uganda. Consequently, the 10th anniversary celebration of the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) should not be taken for granted. This is especially true given its pioneering work in the rather neglected area of promoting and protecting the right to health (RTH). At 10, CEHURD is a paragon of the 3Vs: a Vibrant, Vivacious and Vigorous organization offering scholars and practitioners numerous points of reflection on the efficacy of protecting economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs), against the backdrop of retreating state obligations, the onslaught of neo-liberal economic policies and dealing with a judicial system only grudgingly accepting the justiciability of this often-neglected category of human rights.

Keywords: Health

Suggested Citation

Oloka-Onyango, Joe, Celebrating the Centre for Health, Human Rights & Development (CEHURD), a Ten-Year Old Adult (2019). Key Note Address at the 10th Anniversary of Cehurd, Thursday, November 7, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3615030 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3615030

Joe Oloka-Onyango (Contact Author)

Makerere University - Faculty of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 7062
Kampala
Uganda

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