Adrian Jjuuko

Dr. Adrian Jjuuko is a Ugandan human rights lawyer, researcher and consultant. He is the founder and Executive Director of Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF). HRAPF operates the first and only specialised legal aid clinic for marginalized persons in Uganda, and has been instrumental in carrying out advocacy and strategic litigation against laws that violate or threaten the rights of LGBTI persons and other minorities in Uganda. He holds an LLD from the University of Pretoria, and his research LLD thesis is titled ‘Beyond court victories: Using strategic litigation to stimulate social change in favour of lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons in Common Law Africa.’ He also holds an LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the University of Pretoria, an LLB from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda, and a postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, Kampala. He is an author of three books, five journal articles and a contributor to an encyclopedia. He has delivered talks/lectures on his work at leading universities around the world, including Harvard Law School, University of Pretoria, University of Toronto and University of Bergen. He is a consultant facilitator at human rights trainings. His research interests are in the areas of: LGBTI rights, democracy and human rights, the right to health, and children’s rights.