Dan Ngabirano

Academic Staff

Qualification : 
LL.M (Harvard), LL.B (Hons) (Makerere), DIP L.P (LDC), Advocate
Academic Experience : 

Mr. Dan Ngabirano is a Ugandan lawyer, and an academic. He is an Assistant Lecturer in the school of law Makerere university since 2011 having completed his Master’s Degree in LLM at Harvard Law School. His Areas of study include, Corporate Law and Policy, International Law, Crime and Criminal Justice Reform in Global context (Was part of a delegation to Jamaica that provided advisory opinion on the Hit Rate indicator to the Jamaican Police Constabulary Force (Teaching Fundamentals and Principles of Criminal Law, Insurance Law and Insolvency Law). He is also the Academic Coordinator, LLM in Human Rights and Democratization Programme, Project Coordinator Human Rights and Access to Medicines Project, Faculty Moot Court Coordinator and Couch as well as a researcher in Public Interest Legal Aid Clinic (PILAC) - A newly established legal aid clinic at the School of Law.

In his carrier, he has been Interim Coordinator- Africa Freedom of Information Center (AFIC) Where he spearheaded the Organizing of the African Civil Society dialogue on access to information for civil society organization from across Africa, Registered AFIC as a Company and NGO in Uganda, Development of AFIC Constitution, Articles and Memorandum of Association andDevelopment of AFIC bi lingual website (
He worked as a Project Officer, Access to Information Project and was involved in Providing Legal counsel on strategic litigation on civil political rights and economic social cultural rights, Analysis of the Uganda Access to Information Act 2005, the Ugandan Laws Inconsistent with the Right to Access Information, and the Ugandan Electoral Laws. He coordinated the civil society Freedom of Information Campaign and litigation on Freedom of Information

Some of his writing include, The Realities of Access to Information in East Africa, Paper Presented at the 6th African Network of Constitutional Lawyers (ANCL) Annual Conference, 17th to 19th May 2012, Lagos, Nigeria (Upcoming Publication)
National Security and the Right to Information: Issues and Context in Uganda, A Paper presented at the OSIEA Regional Meeting on Freedom of Information, 31st April 2012, Dar-es- Salaam, Tanzania. (Forthcoming Publication)
Policing Land: The Role of the Uganda Police Land Unit in Confronting the Elusive Land Question. (Forthcoming Publication in ACODE Policy Brief Series)