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Mr. Livingstone Sewanyana

Independent Expert on international order

Livingstone Sewanyana is the Founder and Executive Director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), a Ugandan civil society organization. A lawyer by profession and advocate of the High Court of Uganda, he holds a PhD in Public Law from the University of Cape Town (South Africa), a Master of Laws in International Human Rights Law (with Distinction) from the University of Essex (United Kingdom) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Makerere University (Uganda). He also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Law Development Centre, Kampala, as well as certificates in specialized studies from the Institute of Social Studies (the Netherlands) and the International Institute of Human Rights (France).

Mr. Sewanyana is recipient of several awards for his scholarly and professional work, the most recent being a Regional CEO Award (2017), the NACOBA Service Award (2016), the European Union Human Rights Defender Award (2015), the Shanti K. Khinduka Award for Social Development (2013), the African Human Rights Defenders Award (2013) and an Outstanding Young Alumnus Award (2006). 

He has written and published widely on human rights, corporate governance, public sector management and access to justice. The author of Comparative Experiences of NGO Regulatory Frameworks: Eastern & Southern Africa (2017), his doctoral studies and research focused on the regulatory framework of civic associations in Eastern and Southern Africa.