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Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity
Louis Oyaro AFSEE

Louis Oyaro

Human Rights Consultant

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Louis is a Independent Consultant working on projects ranging from shifting how INGO's work in the Global South to projects focused on human and disability rights. He is also a social worker, working in the area of child rights and the intersection children, migration, and poverty. 

A lawyer by profession, Louis has over six years work experience in human rights related intervention especially in the low resource region of sub-Saharan Africa. He particularly focused on access to justice, post-conflict intervention, transitional justice, child rights and sexual and gender violence intervention. He is a regular writer, researcher and avid follower of international disability trends and developments, with specific interest in the key areas of disability equality, reasonable accommodation, legal capacity and, disability inclusion and development. He is particularly proud of his role in compiling the first comprehensive legal- statistical disability study on Uganda which was published in the 2014 issue of the African Disability Rights Yearbook.

Louis is a recipient of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy’s (CDLP) 2014 Gold Medal Excellence Award; which he received upon graduating top of his Master of Laws Class at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). In the same year, his article won Honourable Mention in the acclaimed International Human Rights Essay Competition coordinated by the American University, Washington. The said Article was subsequently published in the 2015 issue of the International Law Review. On issues disability and human rights in Africa, Louis is an active member of the new crop of disability advocates tirelessly pushing for realization of equality for persons with disabilities- a group that has historically been marginalized in the region. His regional contacts include the African Union’s Working Group on Persons with Disabilities, the African Disability Alliance (ADA) and the University of Pretoria’s- Centre for Human Rights.

Louis holds a Master in Laws (LLM) in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Makerere University, Kampala (MUK). As part of his fellowship, he also graduated from MSc in Inequalities and Social Science programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

I believe tackling inequality goes a long way in achieving meaningful sustainable development. Accordingly, a developed or modern world implies a world where all are treated, at the minimum, as human beings and productive agents, deserving of respect, audience and dignity regardless of status or opinion.

Louis Oyaro


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