Arnold Kwesiga

Senior Consultant

Strategy, Research and Development

Professional Bio

“There is Nothing More Tragic Than Living Your Life and Not Enjoying It.” Joyce Meyer, American Author

Arnold Kwesiga is a Human Rights Advocate with 6 years’ experience in Forced Migration issues, Gender and Sexuality and Transitional Justice. He currently focuses on Business and Human Rights and Corporate Accountability and is also a Lecturer of Law.

On the subject of Business and Human Rights and corporate accountability, Arnold’s work looks at the effects and impact of corporate actions on the enjoyment of human rights. He is a member of the Corporate Accountability Working Group of the International Network on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net), and also a member of the Free Prior and Informed Consent Working Group of the African Coalition of Corporate Accountability (ACCA).

Mr. Kwesiga has previously worked for Human Rights Watch, Centre for Policy Analysis (Parliament Watch) and the Refugee Law Project, School of Law, Makerere University. Arnold holds a great passion for general human rights discourse and social justice—enhancing the corporate responsibility to respect human rights of all people with a bias for marginalized communities. Arnold is a member of the Public Interest Law Clinic and the Network for Public Interest Lawyers at Makerere University School of Law.

Arnold holds an LLM from the University of Notre Dame Du Lac, LLB from Makerere University and a Diploma in Law from the Law development Centre. He has undertaken short courses on Strategic Litigation from the Central European University, Business and Human Rights from the Centre for Human Rights and the University of Pretoria among others.


  • Master of Laws (LL. M) in International Human Rights Law, University of Notre Dame, USA (Magna Cum Laude)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • Diploma in Law, Law Development Centre, Kampala, Uganda

2020 Reading List

  1. The Motivation ManifestoBrendon Burchard
  2. Ethics, Business and Society: Managing Responsibly, Eds Ananda Das Gupta
  3. The Book of Joy, 14th Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
  4. White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo
  5. Death is Hard Work, Khaled Khalifa