Nicholas Opiyo

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Nicholas Opiyo
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The Coalition Aganist Torture - Uganda
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Nicholas works as an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and he is also a member of the Uganda Law Society and the East African Law Society. He is Nicholas also a Consulting Associate on Human Rights with Akijul Consultancy in Kampala, Uganda. He is a member of several human rights initiatives in Uganda which include among other the Coalition Against Torture and the Police Accountability Project of Human Rights Network Uganda.

Nicholas previously worked as a Policy and Advocacy Officer with the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) where his main brief included research, treaty reporting and advocacy. He has also worked with the International Criminal Court, the Centre for Conflict Management and Peace Studies of Gulu University and the Gulu District Land Tribunal.

Among the major consultancy work that he has undertaken is the National Consultation on Agenda Item No. 3 in the Juba Peace Talks, the drafting of the Prevention of Torture Bill 2009, the establishment of the Right to Health Unit of the Uganda Human Rights Commission, drafting of the guidelines on demonstration for the Uganda Human Rights Commission and the formation of the Independent Development Fund Uganda (a CSO funding mechanism).

Currently, Nicholas is undertaking national consultation on the Uganda Police Review

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