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Dr. Ronald Naluwairo

RonaldDr. Naluwairo is a Ugandan Lawyer with over 10 years’ experience in policy research and analysis; and teaching at University level. He is a Senior Research Fellow with ACODE and Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, Makerere University where he also serves as the Deputy Dean (Ag) in charge of graduate studies & administration. Ronald got his Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from Makerere University in 2001. He won the Uganda Law Society Prize for emerging as the second best overall student in his graduating class. In the same year, he joined the Law Development Centre for the Bar Course where he graduated in 2002 with a Diploma in Legal Practice. Again, he emerged second best overall student in his graduating class and won the Uganda Law Society Prize. In 2002, Ronald won the DFID-Cambridge Shared Scholarship (Commonwealth) for his graduate studies at the University of Cambridge where he graduated with a Master of Laws degree (LLM) in 2003. In November 2003, Ronald enrolled as an advocate of the Courts of Judicature in Uganda. In 2008, Ronald won the Mo Ibrahim Governance for Development in Africa PhD Scholarship to undertake his PhD studies at SOAS, University of London. He completed his studies in 2011 and was awarded a PhD in the same year. Over the years, Ronald has taught, supervised and mentored many students at both undergraduate and graduate level. Ronald’s research interests are in the areas of: agro-biodiversity law & policy; military justice & human rights; and governance. He has published many scholarly articles, policy papers and briefs on topical issues in these areas.
Email: r.naluwairo@acode-u.org

Publications

Naluwairo, R., Mugyenyi, O., and Amumpiire, A., Greening Uganda’s 2016 General Elections: Key Issues for Political Parties and Political Leaders to Address in their Manifestoes, Kampala, ACODE Policy Briefing Paper, No.31, 2015.

Naluwairo, R., and Barungi, J., Ensuring the Sustainable Availability of Affordable Quality Seeds and Planting Materials in Uganda: A Review of Uganda’s Draft National Seed Policy, Kampala, ACODE Policy Research Series, No.63, 2014.

Naluwairo, R., Amumpiire, A., and Kyarisiima, J., Operationalization of Uganda’s National Tree Fund: A Process Audit and Call for Action, Kampala, ACODE Policy Briefing Paper Series, No.29, 2014.

Naluwairo, R., The Trial of Civilians in Uganda’s Military Courts: Interrogating the Reasons and Constitutionality. East African Journal of Peace & Human Rights 2013. Vol. 19, No.2.

Naluwairo, R., Uganda’s Civil Courts and the Administration of Military Justice: An Appraisal of their Jurisprudence on Selected Issues. Journal of Law, Democracy and Development 2013. Vol. 17.

Naluwairo, R., Guaranteeing the Right to a Fair Trial in Uganda’s Military Justice System: Proposals for Reform. East African Journal of Peace & Human Rights 2012. Vol. 18, No.2.

Naluwairo, R., Military Courts and Human Rights: A Critical Analysis of the Compliance of Uganda’s Military Justice with the Right to an Independent and Impartial Tribunal. African Human Rights Law Journal 2012. Vol. 12, No. 2.

Naluwairo, R., A Reassessment of Military Justice as a Separate System in the Administration of Justice: The Case of Uganda. East African Journal of Peace & Human Rights 2012. Vol. 18, No.1.

Naluwairo, R., Uganda’s Military Courts and the Right to a Competent Tribunal: Some Reflections. Malawi Law Journal 2011. Vol. 5, No. 2.

Naluwairo, R., In Quest for an Efficient Agri-Food System: Reflections on Uganda’s Major Agri-Food System Policies and Policy Frameworks, Kampala, ACODE Policy Research Series, No. 49, 2011.

Naluwairo, R., Investing in Orphan Crops to Improve Food and Livelihood Security of Uganda’s Rural Poor: Policy Gaps, Opportunities and Recommendations, Kampala, ACODE Policy Research Series, No. 43, 2011.

Naluwairo, R., Promoting Agriculture Sector Growth and Development: A Comparative Analysis of Uganda’s Political Party Manifestos (2011 -2016), Kampala, ACODE Policy Research Series, No. 41, 2011.

Naluwairo, R., and Tabaro, E., In Defence of Farmers’ and Community Rights: Justifying their Inclusion in Uganda’s Plant Variety Protection Legislation, Kampala, ACODE Policy Briefing Paper, No.21, 2010.

Naluwairo, R., et. al.,Plant Genetic Resources For Food and Agriculture in Eastern and Central Africa: Analysis of Trends, Emerging Policy Issues and Strategic Priorities, Kampala, ASARECA, 2008.

Naluwairo, R., Bakayana, I., Buganda’s Quest for Federo and the Right to Self-Determination: A Reassessment, Kampala, HURIPEC, 2007.

Naluwairo, R., The Trials and Tribulations of Rtd. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye and 22 Others: A Critical Evaluation of the Role of the General Court Martial in the Administration of Justice in Uganda, HURIPEC, 2006.

Naluwairo, R., Towards a National Policy on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. NARO, 2006.

Naluwairo, R., and Tabaro, E., Promoting Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture through Facilitated Access to Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: Understanding the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit Sharing, Kampala, ACODE Policy Research Series, No.18, 2006.

Naluwairo, R., From Concept to Action: The Protection and Promotion of Farmers’ Rights in East Africa, Kampala, ACODE Policy Research Series, No.15, 2006.

Tumushabe, G. W, and Naluwairo, R., Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property Rights in Building Science and Technological Capacity: Key Issues for Policy Makers in East Africa, Kampala, ACODE Policy Briefing Paper, No.9, 2005.

Naluwairo, R., Promoting Common Property Rights in Fisheries Management in Uganda: A Review of the National Fisheries Policy and the Proposed Legislation, Kampala, ACODE Policy Briefing Paper, No.8, 2005.

Naluwairo, R., and Tumushabe, G. W., Approaches to Biosafety Legislation in Africa: Options to Facilitate National Decision Making, Kampala, ACODE Policy Briefing Paper, No.6, 2004.

Naluwairo, R., and Tumushabe, G. W, Uganda’s Position on GMO’s: Whose position? Reflections on Uganda’s Policy Making Process on GMOs, Kampala, ACODE Policy Briefing Paper, No.5, 2004.

Tumushabe, G. W., and Naluwairo, R., COP-MOP 1 Decision on Liability and Redress: Analysis of Implications and Challenges for Eastern and Southern Africa, Kampala, ACODE Policy Briefing Paper, No.4, 2004.

Mugyenyi, O., and Naluwairo, R., Uganda’s Access to the European Union Agricultural Market: Challenges and Opportunities, Kampala, ACODE Policy Research Series, No. 6, 2003.

Tumushabe, G. W., Mwebaza, R. and Naluwairo, R., Sustainably Utilizing our National Heritage: Legal Implications of the Proposed Degazettement of Butamira Forest Reserve, Kampala, ACODE Policy Research Series, No.4, 2001.