ICNL’s resources and information on Uganda.


ICNL is implementing a multi-year project to protect freedom of expression and access to information in Uganda. This program seeks to improve civil society and the media’s capacity to advocate for increased protections for freedom of expression and to strengthen judicial accountability mechanisms where rights are violated. ICNL works in partnership with Chapter Four Uganda, the Legal Aid Service Providers’ Network, and the Freedom of Expression Hub.

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Civic Freedom Monitor


Last updated: 27 March 2021

On November 23, 2020, the Government of Uganda deported two foreign citizens engaged in election-related, not-for-profit work o [...]

Global Grantmaking Country Notes

In partnership with the Council on Foundations, ICNL maintains reports on thirty-four countries that help U.S grantmakers undertake equivalency determinations for foreign grantees. The reports in this series describe the legal frameworks for nonprofit organizations and provide translations of relevant legislative provisions.

Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index

The index, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development for twenty years, documents the development of civil society in seventy-one countries around the world, including Uganda. ICNL and FHI 360 work with local partners to produce the index annually.



Right to peaceful assembly under threat in Uganda as Parliament passes Public Order Management Bill

Right to peaceful assembly under threat in Uganda (photo credit: Uganda Journalists' Resource Centre)
Severe restrictions to freedom of assembly are set to become the law of the land in Uganda after Parliament passed ... Read More

ICNL hosts Global Research Fellows

ICNL hosts Global Research Fellows
Through the support of USAID, ICNL recently organized a global fellowship program to promote research on the legal framework for ... Read More

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