"I hope to understand the various levels and factors that influence policy formulation. As a result, I will be better informed on how to advocate for certain changes in policy such that the resultant legal frameworks accelerate social transformation of society by making it more just and peaceful thus advancing economic development."-- Jesse Mugero
AREA OF EXPERTISE:
International Criminal Law, Transitional Justice, International Refugee Law, International Anti-Corruption law and International Anti- Money Laundering law
Jesse is a peacebuilder who specializes in the post conflict reconstruction of societies ravaged by conflict. Currently, Jesse is a Legal Officer at the Refugee Law Project, School of Law, Makerere University. He is an advocate of the High Court of Uganda and obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree from Uganda Christian University as well as a Master of Laws with a specialization in transnational criminal justice from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa.
He has previously worked as a Documentation Officer with the Justice and Reconciliation Project in Gulu, Uganda and as a Legal Extern with the International Law Institute –African Centre for Legal Excellence in Kampala, Uganda. In 2017, Jesse was the pioneer recipient of the Global Diversity Fellowship from the Centre for International Criminal Justice at the Vrije Universitat in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He is a member of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, the East African Law Society and the Uganda Law Society.