Deborah Byakika Ssewakiryanga


Ms. Byakika has over 15 years’ experience in Advocacy, Legal Advisory, and Administration of estates of deceased persons and Family Law.

She has previously worked as a Legal Officer and went on to Head the Legal Unit of Action for Development (ACFODE) where she garnered expertise in national and grassroots advocacy and the intricacies of human rights law and practice in Uganda. She has served as a State Attorney and Senior State Attorney in the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs in the Departments of the Administrator General and Legal and Advisory Services.

Ms. Byakika is enrolled as an Advocate of the Courts of Judicature in Uganda and has also obtained extensive training and expertise in matters of Arbitration, Negotiations and Contracts having been part of various teams that successfully negotiated crucial contracts on behalf of the Government of Uganda.


LLM, Makerere University
Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, the Law Development Centre, Kampala
LL.B (Hons), Makerere University

Ms. Byakika is a member of the Law Societies of Uganda and East Africa.

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