To Promote Access To Electoral Justice Through Advocacy, Civic-engagement & Training, Election Monitoring & Observation, Research and Provision of Legal Aid.
Accountability & Transparency
To Promote Electoral Justice.
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.
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 institutions in the realization and quest for peace, human rights and freedoms as cornerstones of a truly democratic societies.
Our pre – establishment findings show that many 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 seek to make access and the cost of electoral redress as simple, timely, available and affordable by all.
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.
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.
Kago Mahande Joshua
Manager Electoral Justice & Legal Aid
Manager Research & Advocacy
Communications & IT Officer
Manager HR,Finance & Admin
Election Monitoring & Observation Officer
Manager Admin & Finance
Program Manager Legal Affairs & Access to Justice
Program Manager Elections & Research
Head of Research
Centre for Electoral Justice & Research
Get in Touch
P.O. Box 22662, Kampala –Uganda
Fortune plaza, 2nd floor suite SF01 Ben Kiwanuka Street
+256 784 745153 /+256 779 727657