Music and Human Rights in Africa: The Role of Music in the Promotion of Human Rights in Uganda

  • Ronald Kakungulu-MayambalaEmail author
Part of the Arts, Research, Innovation and Society book series (ARIS)


At the global level, the use of art in the form of music has become significant in the realisation of human rights. Music has been used to highlight human rights abuses, raise awareness and shape the human rights scholarship. This chapter deals with music and human rights in Uganda. The chapter provides a useful overview in the way music and artistic expression can be used to promote human rights in Uganda. This article begins with a general introduction in music and human rights, while the second part examines the relevance of music as a tool for human rights advocacy in Uganda. Overall, this chapter critically examines the intersection between music as an art and human rights law in Uganda as an innovative pattern of thinking about human rights gives concluding remarks and recommendations on the furtherance of this objective.


Music Human rights Bobi Wine Uganda Artistic expression Indigenous languages 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC)Makerere University School of LawKampalaUganda

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