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Brian Oduti

Brian Oduti is a Ugandan lawyer and writer. He graduated in law from Makerere University, Kampala where he volunteered with the law school's Public Interest Law Clinic. He worked as a legal assistant with the Lutheran World Federation's legal clinic in Rwamwanja refugee camp in Western Uganda and collaborated to document the legal environment for Ugandan civil society, and philanthropic organizations. He is a member of the Chatham House Common Futures Conversations, a 2021 World Literacy Foundation ambassador, and a judge of the 2021 Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition. His writing has appeared in Maple Tree Literary Supplement, Global Voices, and a Writivism Literary Initiative/Black Letter Media print anthology titled Odokonyero. He is an inspirator with ActionAid International Uganda where he supports governance projects.

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Latest posts by Brian Oduti

Afghan refugees might complicate Ugandan politics

While accepting the moral imperative of accepting refugees, there are concerns about Uganda’s human rights track record and the US government’s continued dealings with the Museveni administration.

People with disabilities left stranded during national lockdown in Uganda

In Uganda, the needs of marginalized people — especially those of persons with disabilities — were conspicuously absent in President Yoweri Museveni’s COVID-19 directives.

The future of protest in Uganda

There are parallels between police brutality in the US and Uganda, a country still haunted by the ghosts of its violent past.

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