About Us

Mission

To Advocate For Transparent, Just and Rule of Law Based Democratic Electoral Processes.

Core Values

Impartiality

Accountability & Transparency

Confidentiality

Vision

To Promote Electoral Justice.

Our Story

From real life experiences in election activities and election litigations and owing to our professions as young lawyers, journalists and social workers, we realized a critical need to help the country entrench electoral justice as part of the building blocks of democracy in our country.

We realized our potentials in championing advocacy for the same. This would later become the driving force behind our resolve to establish an organization under which we would spread advocacy on the subject. We formed the Centre for Electoral Justice and Research, CEJR which was later registered on the 22nd day of May 2019 (INDR143912253NB) & (INDP0002253NB) by the National NGOs Board and further validated as of 7th day of September 2019.

About CEJ-R

The Center for Electoral Justice & Research is a registered Non – Governmental Organization in Uganda devoted to advocating and enhancing the right to access of affordable and timely electoral justice at all levels through strategic interventions such as electoral justice reforms advocacy and legal aid extension services, inter alia to all stakeholders in the administration and management of elections. Our focus among others; is to promote justice in elections – led democracy and a broad spectrum of research.

We seek to explore the underlying role of electoral justice in the realization and quest for peace, human rights and freedoms as cornerstones of a truly democratic societies. We aspire to work with partners as organizations and/or individuals who relate well to our cause.

Our pre – establishment findings showed that many a participants in the electoral processes in Uganda are either ignorant or negligent about the subject of electoral justice to the extent that few are aware about the quasi – judicial powers that the electoral commission hold in election preparations and management.

We therefore to make the access and cost of electoral redress as simple, timely, available and affordable by all.

Objectives

To enhance access to electoral Justice

To enhance access to electoral Justice by establishing an electoral justice- centered legal Aid Clinic to provide specialized legal services on a pro bono basis on election related matters, inter alia.

To track and observe electoral management

To track and observe electoral management processes conducted by the Electoral Management Body.

To enhance the electoral dispute resolution

To enhance the electoral dispute resolution capacity of electoral disputes resolutions bodies [EDRBs].

To advocate for adoption of electoral alternative

To advocate for adoption of electoral alternative dispute resolution mechanisms [EADR] in the resolution of electoral disputes.

To undertake research on election

To undertake research on election related matters and disseminate, such findings to the relevant stakeholders.

To advocate for the enforcement of the Rule of Law in electoral processes

To advocate for Electoral reforms for a free, fair and just electoral processes.

Our Structure

A board consisting of 7 members wields supervisory powers and mandate on policy determinations. The board delegates such powers in the day – to – day administration and management of CEJR to the Top Management Team (TMT) which in turn supervises the staff deployed across departments for the smooth execution of our mandate.

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Management Team

Manager Admin & Finance

Manager Admin & Finance

Executive Director

Executive Director

Program Manager Legal Affairs & Access to Justice

Program Manager Legal Affairs & Access to Justice

Program Manager Elections & Research

Program Manager Elections & Research

Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator

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Head of Research

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Our Partners

Centre for Electoral Justice & Research

Get in Touch

Location

P.O. Box 22662, Kampala –Uganda

Fortune plaza, 2nd floor suite SF01 Ben Kiwanuka Street

Tel:

+256 784 745153 /+256 779 727657

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https://www.democraticaudit.com/2020/03/30/elections-and-covid-19-making-democracy-work-in-uncertain-times/

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