Centre for Electoral Justice and Research

Kampala, Uganda
Joined September 2019

we work to enhance access to Electoral Justice through advocacy; civic-engagement & training, election monitoring & research and provision of legal aid on electoral related matters

Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Other, Peace-building & Transitional Justice

Premised on the reality that stable electoral justice system enjoy progressive and transformative legal and institutional framework, CEJR works to strengthen governance and electoral Justice System through technical assistance, capacity building, advocacy and research. CEJR focuses on the following thematic areas; Electoral Justice and Electoral Dispute Resolution; Electoral Conflict Prevention and Management Strengthening Electoral Processes and Election Management and Administration; Electoral law reforms; Institutional Strengthening of Governance Institutions (Political Parties); and Local Government.

The credibility of elections and stability of the election environment hinge on the effective remedy of disputes throughout the electoral cycle. Mechanisms for election dispute resolution (EDR) must withstand sophisticated political manipulation or attempts to use the courts to legitimize staying in power and must address impunity for violence, intimidation and harassment associated with election campaigns. Contests for political power can devolve into battles that play out both in and outside of the courtroom, with the assumption or inevitability that winners will not be held accountable for their actions.