Amb. Canon Francis Butagira LLM Harvard,Senior Advocate
Ambassodor Canon Francis Butagira holds an LL.M from Harvard Law School, USA, and a Bachelors Degree from University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.
Ambassador Butagira has been an Advocate of the High Court since 1968, and successfully served in many areas of the Judiciary in Uganda.
He was head of the Law Department at the Law Development Centre in 1969 and 1970, Lecturer at the Nsamizi Law School in 1968, he served as State Attorney for the Ugandan Ministry of Justice in 1967,and was a Chief Magistrate from 1973. From 1974-1978 he achieved the high Honor of serving as High Court Judge later he was selected to serve as a member of the National Consultative Council from 1979 to 1980. In 1980 Ambassador Butagira became House Speaker of Ugandan Parliament, during his term, he served as President of the Joint Assembly of the European Economic Community and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (EEC/ACP).
He later became full time Advocate with distinguished Senior Partner Mr. Kirenga, now deceased, he was Chairman of the Legal and Security Affairs Committee in the National Assembly of Uganda from 1989 to 1996, he later served as an Ambassador in Africa, Europe and at the UN, as Uganda's Permanent Representative.
Butagira has traveled widely and has to been to over 120 countries in the world, Awarded Gold Medal in 2000 as the 'Best Ambassador for attracting investments to Uganda', Awarded Medal in 2012 by Parliament of Uganda 'For distinguished service as Speaker of Parliament 1980 to 1985', and obtained a Meritious award 'For excellent service as Legal Advisor to Ankole Diocese 1987 to 2008'.