Hon. Lady Justice Lydia Mugambe is a Judge of the High Court in Uganda. Before joining the judiciary, she worked at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania in the Chambers and Appeals and Legal Advisory Division.
She also worked as a legal researcher at the International Bar Association in London. She is the winner of the 2017 Women’s Link International People’s Choice Gavel Award for her work on issues of gender-based justice; and the prestigious Vera Chirwa human rights award of the University of Pretoria, South Africa for her contribution towards advancing the socio-economic rights of the vulnerable and ensuring gender-based justice in Africa through her courageous and impactful judicial career.
Justice Mugambe was part of the distinguished experts that drafted the 2019 Abidjan Principles that streamline the involvement of private actors in the education sector. She has also contributed to the United Nations strategy on improving the implementation of socio-economic rights in Uganda and presented several papers on civil and political rights enforcement.
She holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from Makerere University; the Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, Kampala; and Masters of Laws from the University of Pretoria and Lund University in Sweden.