Regional and International Alliances
Freedom of Worship Kenya
Following the attack on the Church and other places of worship in Kenya, triggered by Hon. Kigano Muturi’s motion in the National Assembly; compelling the Attorney General of Kenya to present a Bill regulating the formation and registration of churches and other religious institutions in Kenya; Crownel Co.’s resolved to avert the would be far-reaching consequences of this motion. Our strategic actions in this respect included liaison with our sources in Kenya to obtain further and better particulars on the circumstances leading to the standoff between the State, the Media and the Church in Kenya. Initial visits were made to Kenya in May 2019 to make contact with some key stakeholders affected by this motion. Additionally, opinions were generated providing a clear analysis of these circumstances, the legal remedies available and recommendations on how to avert the attack on the Church in Kenya; drawing from our experience in Uganda and that of other jurisdictions such as South Africa, among others.
We have also established partnerships with Freedom of Religion South Africa, Christian Concern-UK,Liberty Counsel-Canada and Alliance Defending Freedom International-US in a bid to advance and network with like-minded entities that advocate for common causes surrounding freedom of religion .Through such partnerships, international online conferences have been held centred around the status of religious freedoms in Uganda and world over, implementation of career advancement and training programmes, as well as joint execution of wide-ranging legal instructions.
Crownel Co. has also remarkably contributed to offering thought leadership on several topical issues affecting Ugandans in the wake of Covid-19, through mainstream media publications, hosting and forming part of the panels of varied public dialogues, webinars and town hall meetings comprising several local and global actors like politicians, human rights activists, scientists, educationists, spiritual leaders, legal professionals, media personalities amongst others.
World Council for Health (WCH)
In light of one of our key focus areas being health, Crownel Co. is a coalition partner of World Council for Health (WCH), an organization that enjoins the world’s best health advocates, doctors, innovators, and activists in achieving good health priorities worldwide. This coalition of health-focused organizations and civil society groups seeks to broaden public health knowledge and are dedicated to safeguarding human rights and free will while empowering people to take control of their health and wellbeing.
To this end, Crownel Co. has been appointed to steer the Ugandan Chapter of the African Coalition to Stop the WHO Pandemic Treaty (ACST) which is an initiative of WCH. Through this coalition, we get to oppose the World Health Organisation’s moves to implement a power grab through a global pandemic agreement. We consider this agreement as a threat to sovereignty of nations and a defilement of citizens’ inalienable rights. It would be an avenue for the World Health Organization to declare unjustified pandemics, impose dehumanizing ‘health’ measures and enforce expensive, unsafe and ineffective treatments on people. Different chapters across the world have been formed with an aim of raising awareness through campaigning against this unconstitutional ploy, ahead of 2024 when the WHO would seek to confirm it in the 77th World Health Assembly.
A team of legal professionals from Crownel Co. Ltd. appeared before the Parliamentary Health Committee to make submissions and advise it on emerging issues pertaining to the proposed Public Health (Amendment) Bill,2021. Crownel Co. presented to the Committee on matters of Human Rights, proportionality of the proposed measures and also advised the Committee on possible revisions. Discussions surrounded the need for informed consent in administering any treatment including vaccination, the need to establish responsibility and liability on the government and negligent health officials, and the position of individual rights vis-a-vis the government’s duty to protect its citizens in times of public health emergencies (public interest).