2011 Advocate Salima Namusobya

2011 Advocate Salima Namusobya is the executive director of the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights and an expert member of the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. She is a lawyer and human rights advocate who has specialized in international human rights law and forced migration. Previously, she worked in various capacities with the Refugee Law Project, School of Law, Makerere University, and also served as the Eastern Africa Coordinator for international law in domestic courts. She co-wrote the textbook Civil Procedure and Practice in Uganda and contributed a chapter to the book Litigating Health Rights in Africa. She also serves on the boards of several local and international NGOs and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Strategic Litigation Working Group of the Global Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Network. Salima is a laureate of the Vera Chirwa Human Rights Award. Salima is pictured with the justices of the High Court of Malawi in the launch of ISER’s Report on Meaningful Access to Justice for Social and Economic Rights during the Sixth Annual National Conference on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.