Professor Lillian Tibatemwa-EkirikubinzaProfessor Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza, Acting Vice Chancellor (Apr - Oct 2009)

Professor Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza served as Acting Vice Chancellor from April 2009 to October 2009 and 1st Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs. A Professor of Law, Lillian holds a Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen Denmark; a Masters of Law (LL.M in Commercial Law) from Bristol, U.K.; and an Honours Degree in Law (LL.B. Hons.) from Makerere University. She is also an advocate in the Courts of Uganda’s Judicature.

Professor Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza has extensively engaged in academic and policy impact research in areas of Criminal Law and Criminology, Children’s Rights, Juvenile Justice, Gender and Women’s Rights – areas in which she is also widely published. Her work ingeniously links the Law with the socio-economic and cultural milieu, offering an invaluable critique of the law from “a lived reality” perspective. More recently, she has engaged in research on Quality Assurance in Institutions of Higher Learning.

She has special interest in women’s right to education and has in the recent past been recognized as a FAWE Prominent Educationalist. She is also a Fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences and an Alumnus of the International Women’s Leadership Forum. Her publications include three books:

  • Women’s Violent Crime in Uganda: More Sinned Against than Sinning (1999). Fountain Publishers, Kampala;
  • Offences Against the Person: Homicides and Non-Fatal Assaults in Uganda. Fountain Publishers, Kampala; and
  • Criminal Law in Uganda: Sexual Assaults and Offences against Morality. Fountain Publishers, Kampala


Professor Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza has been a pioneer in several academic endeavours including:

  • First Ugandan woman to qualify for an award of a Ph.D. in Law
  • First female to become an Associate Professor of Law in the East African region
  • First female to become full Professor of Law in the East African region
  • First female Deputy Dean of Makerere’s Faculty of Law
  • First female to ascend to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Makerere University.


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