The Institute for the Study of Human Rights congratulates 2017 Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) Fellow Oryem Nyeko on starting a new position as a Researcher with Human Rights Watch.
For five years Nyeko worked in Gulu, Uganda with the Justice and Reconciliation Project as a Communications and Advocacy Team Leader, where, he implemented a project called “Let’s Talk, Uganda” aimed at facilitating dialogue among young Ugandans on transitional justice and reconciliation. “Let’s Talk Uganda” combines innovative use of new media together with traditional methods of distributing information in order to get young people engaged in discussions around Uganda’s conflict history.
As a Bosch Foundation Fellow with AHDA, Nyeko worked to design a similar project to provide a space for ordinary Ugandans to share their perspectives on commonly told narratives around war, political transition and peace in Uganda’s tumultuous history.
Nyeko holds an LLB from the University of Swaziland and an LLM in International Trade Law, Contracts and Dispute Resolution from the University of Turin.
In his new position with Human Rights Watch, Nyeko is researching human rights violations in Uganda and Tanzania.