Mr. J.M. Aliro Omara - Chairperson


Mr. Aliro Joel Omara is a founding member and the Chairperson - Board of Director of the Human Rights Centre Uganda. He is also a former Commissioner at the Uganda Human Rights Commission where he served for 12 years. He is currently a member of the Governing Council of the African Peer Review Mechanism as chair of the thematic Area of Human Rights Democracy and Good Governance.

He holds an LLB (Hon) degree from Makerere University and a Diploma in Legal Practice, LDC (Makerere). He has been an advocate of the High Court since 1976, worked as a State Attorney, Magistrate, and Senior Lecturer in Law at Moshi Co-operative College- Tanzania, Member of Parliament and Government Minister of Uganda and he participated in the drawing of a Draft Bill of Rights for the East African Community. He helped in setting up human rights Commissions in various countries and has undertaken several consultancies in various fields of human rights.

Ms. Margaret Sekaggya - Executive Director

Ms. Margaret SEKAGGYA

Ms. Margaret Sekaggya is a founding member and Executive Director of the Human Rights Centre Uganda. She is also the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders and the former Chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission where she served from 1996-2008 (12 years).

She holds an LLB (Hon) degree from Makerere University, Diploma in Legal Practice, LDC (Makerere) and a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from the University of Zambia. She has worked in the Judiciary in Uganda and Zambia and also worked for over seven years with the United Nations Institute for Namibia. She taught law in various institutions including the Law Development Centre, Uganda. She was a Commissioner with the Uganda Interim Electoral Commission, which organised the 1996 elections. She has also assisted in the setting up of other National Human Rights Commissions and was the chairperson of the Commonwealth National Human Rights Institutions and the African National Human Rights Institutions Network.

Ms. Deborah Nsereko - Director

Ms. Deborah NSEREKO

Ms. Deborah Nsereko is a Director of Human Rights Centre Uganda and She is also a consultant with true North Africa since June 2013 and has previously worked as the Commercial Manager of Mantrac Uganda Ltd (formerly Gailey and Roberts); Rhone Pulenc (Avenis) as a Finance and Administrative Manager; Ryce Motors Kenya Ltd as a Chief Accountant; Samvir and Company Certified Public Accountants as an auditor; the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi as an Assistant Accountant; and Lawrie Prophet and Company as an audit trainee.

Ms. Nsereko holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Makerere University; a CPA from the Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Kenya; and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.

Ms. Hon. Rtd. Justice Mary I. D. Maitum - Director

Hon. Rtd. Justice Mary I. D. Maitum

She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for The Human Rights Centre Uganda, Member of the Victoria University Council, Member of the Elders Forum of Uganda, Chairperson of Dama Consultants Limited, Member of the Women’s Situation Room, Member of the Board of Governors of Emmaus Centre, ( A Catholic Institution for Evangelization) She is also a National Co –ordinatator of the Constituent Assembly Project in the then Ministry of Women and Development, the project lobbied for all rights of women to be retained in the Final Constitution; Founder Member of: Finance Trust Bank Ltd; One of the Initiators of the Kumam Bible Translation.

She has also held a number of positions which include; Judge of the High Court of Uganda; Member of the Uganda Electoral Commission; Senior Principal Lecturer and Head of Department of Research and Continuing Legal Education at Law Development Centre, Kampala. Was a Delegate to United Nations 1984 and made two Statements on :Human Rights in Uganda and the Rights of Children; Member of the Constitutional Commission; Deputy Chairperson Makerere University Council and Chaired the Tender Board and Estates and Works Committees

Mr. MAKUBA Mujuni Benard - Director

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He is an experienced Lawyer, arbitrator, formerly working as the Secretary/Accounting Officer for Equal Opportunities Commission. He has worked as Assistant Commissioner Labour inspectorate before being elevated to Commissioner Equity and Rights. He is the lead person on social assessment accountability in large infrastructure projects (World Bank) and has over 19 years experience in inclusive growth and equitable justice Administration. He has worked with the government, private sector and civil society for the vulnerable and marginalized sections of society. His first assignment was with Amnesty International as Head of Training and Organizational Development Unit in charge of recruitment and mobilization. When he joined the Ministry of Gender labour and social development (MGLSD), he developed a social Equity and vulnerability assessment framework for the government, undertook several researches on social inequalities in societies and developed several advocacy position papers on the establishment of Equal Opportunities Commission. Ten years later, the Law, policy and action plan on equal opportunities were established with his leadership.

As the Assistant Commissioner-Labour Inspectorate he was in charge of enforcing compliance on Labour Laws at World of Work legislations, negotiating and resolving strikes, conflicts and, mergers. These included Airtel-Warid merger, Air Uganda Collapse, BAT exit, Sembule among others . He is involved in senior and top management decisions of the Ministry, arbitrates and reconciles Workers Trade Unions, Employers federation and Government through the tripartite charter. He is the Manager for Entrepreneurship Development Program supported by the ILO/Irish Aid. He has presented international papers in Europe, negotiated and defended Uganda Country Status Reports before the UN Committees of Experts among others CEDAW, for women, UNCAT, for torture, and CRC for Children, ICRPWD for Disability and Human Rights in General.


An overview of our past activities.

HRCU directors taking part in some of the activities at the staff retreat.

HRCU directors taking part in some of the activities at the staff retreat.

HRCU directors taking part in some of the activities at the staff retreat.

HRCU directors taking part in some of the activities at the staff retreat.