Why Uganda should be cautious about amending ARTICLE 26 of the Constitution

In regards to the the proposed Bill 13 of 2017 in which Parliament is to amend Article 26 of the Constitution which states that all people have a right to own land individually or in association and are protected by law from deprivation of property, this paper by LEMU encourages for caution to be shown. Get […]

The Iteso Clans Directory (Atekerin Nuka Iteso) 4

A first of its kind, the “Iteso Clans Directory” which is authored by Iteso Cultural Union  (ICU) lists  all the 1,195 clans of the Iteso wherever they are in Uganda and Kenya. Starting in 2012, it took over 4 years to work and finish.The extensive work was facilitated by LEMU with support from TROCAIRE as donor partner […]


New Documents have been published – April 2017

Four new articles have been released. Reports Titles for land under customary tenure are yet to be designed and popularized. Apr 2017. How can we turn legal anarchy into harmonious pluralism? Why integration is the key to legal pluralism in Northern Uganda. Mar 2017 Information What should be included in the new “Certificate of Title […]

Evaluating the impacts of protecting communal lands and resources & Comparing the impacts of state and customary land justice systems April 2017

Principal Investigator: Anthony Okech. Funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The study, financed by IDRC, was undertaken by LEMU using an Action Research approach integrated into LEMU’s program implementation, gathering information during the community land protection activities in Lango sub-region and tracking and analyzing land cases of land disputes reported to LEMU offices […]

A woman showing her boundaries during boundary harmonization

LEMU Annual Report 2014

The Land and Equity Movement in Uganda (LEMU)’s Annual Report for 2014 features: messages from the Board Chairperson and Executive Director Who we are, and highlights of events and facilities Activities and Achievements of the year,and special challenges Information on the Board of Directors and Donor Partners. Read the full report by following this link..

Emorimor the Paramount Chief of Teso

LEMU staff meet with the Paramount Chief of Teso

On the 1st of September 2014, LEMU staff visited Emorimor the Paramount Chief of Teso to update him on our work. LEMU is implementing steps to support Iteso Cultural Union to register clans in Teso and to review the Teso PPRR book.

Introducing our LEMU-Namati Community Land Protection Team’s newest member

It is our pleasure to introduce to you Marena Brinkhurst, the newest addition to our Community Land Protection team here at Namati. Rachael Knight, Program Director, CLP, Namati Dear Colleagues, I would like to introduce myself – my name is Marena and I am the new Program Associate for Namati’s Community Land Protection Program, working […]

Marena Brinkhurst, Program Associate, CLP Namati

This land not for sale

Welcome to our new website

As LEMU has grown, so have our needs to share documents and to communicate with you. In our new site you will find news about our work, as well as a library of our documents and links to our partners and to other resources that you may find useful. We would like to hear from […]

Protecting Community Lands and Resources: The International Report June 2012

In recent years, governments across Africa, Asia and Latin America have been granting vast land concessions to investors for agro-industrial enterprises and resource extraction. Often, these concessions dispossess rural communities and limit their access to natural resources vital to their livelihoods and survival. To gather evidence on how to take practical steps to protect community […]

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Simon Levine speaks at the Houses of Parliament, UK.

Securing Women’s Land Rights in Southern and Eastern Africa Report on a CPA-UK Lecture, 8th February 2012 By: Daniela Huaman Rodriguez, Mokoro Ltd There is a need to treat the system as a whole to ensure human rights are provided to the weak, and that through this process it will be possible to generate a […]