Adrian Jjuuko

Global Fellow

Adrian Jjuuko is an Ugandan human rights lawyer and advocate. He is the Executive Director of Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) and chairs the Legal Committee of the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law, which coordinated civil society efforts to nullify Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act in 2014, and which won the US State Department’s Human Rights Defenders Award 2011. Adrian coordinated the successful legal efforts to challenge the Anti Homosexuality Act, 2014 in Uganda’s Constitutional Court and lead a process to challenge the Act at the East African Court of Justice. He earned a PhD from the University of Pretoria, from where he also holds an  LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa; an LLB degree from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda, and a postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, Kampala. His research interests are in the areas of: LGBTI rights, the right to health, and children’s rights. His most recent books are Strategic litigation and the struggle for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual equality in Africa (Darja Press 2021) and the co-edited volume Queer lawfare in Africa: Legal strategies in contexts of LGBTIQ+ criminalisation and politicisation (PULP 2022).


Gender Trouble: Glocalization of gender politics and challenges for public health and democracy
2023 - 2024