2015 Award Recipient
A Common Right
The Uganda Land Alliance is an exceptional example of an organisation who has used existing laws to empower and protect those living on and from the land. By working with over 50 communities in Uganda to set up Communal Land Associations (CLA), communities like Karamoja have been able to use existing laws to defend themselves against the insurgence of land grabbing and ensure fair compensation for invements.
This is the the first time the existing law is being used for the benefit of protecting communal land rights in Uganda.
In celebration of this great achievement, the ILC has documented ULA's work in the Karamoja region through a visual project entitled "A Common Right". The Karamojong People live on and from their land, it is the life source of the community. In order to protect their way of life in an ever changing world, they are taking matters into their own hands.