Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2007
Public Defender Association of Uganda
This description of Flavia Nabugere Munaaba's work was prepared when Flavia Nabugere Munaaba was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
Flavia Nabugere Munaaba is reforming the criminal justice system in Uganda to ensure defendants’ rights to due process and fair trials. Flavia builds a network of public defenders to promote access to justice for prisoners as a basic human right. Flavia facilitates pro-bono representation (often through recent law school graduates) for victims and offenders through “justice access points,” or parallel tribunals. At the same time, Flavia reforms the justice system from within, working with law enforcement to better prepare cases for court. Her organization is the first in Uganda to openly promote legal rights for prisoners, providing direct aid to those without representation.
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