Uganda is one of several countries in Africa, which have adopted legal measures constraining legitimate activities of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), including philanthropy organisations, through a myriad of laws.1 The legal framework in Uganda has encouraged government meddling in the sector, above and beyond regulation, while simultaneously building obstacles in the operational environment of CSOs. This legal framework violates commitments undertaken by Uganda under international and regional human rights treaties, in particular those related to freedoms of association, and assembly, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), both of which have been ratified by Uganda and provisions of which are also expressly provided for in the Constitution.
Rapid Assessment of the Legal Environment for the Civil Society Including Philanthropic Organisations in Ghana
The Power of multi-stakeholder conversation 29 April 2020″]This Report, Rapid Assessment of The Legal Environment for Civil Society Including Philanthropic Organisations In Ghana, was commissioned by the African Philanthropic Network (APN) and the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI). Gratefully, we acknowledge the professionalism and efforts of the lead assessor, Mr Edem Kwami Senanu and his team for data collection and analysis; as well as the leadership and guidance of Ms. Stigmata Tenga, the Executive Director of APN and Ms. Nana Asantewa Afadzinu, the Executive Director of WACSI through the entire process.
This report was edited by Omolara Balogun, Head, Policy Influencing and Advocacy Unit at WACSI, Ngnaoussi Elongué Cédric Christian, Programme Officer, Knowledge Management Unit and Nana Ekua Awotwi, Programme officer, Policy Influencing and Advocacy Unit, WACSI.