Nicholas Opiyo is a Partner at TASLAF Advocates. He leads the litigation and dispute resolution practice at the firm. An astute litigator, Nicholas combines court room experience, an understanding of client needs and contacts in the court system. Nicholas is also the founder of Chapter Four Uganda, an organization that provides research, advocacy, and outreach services to influence laws, policies, and practices in the interest of civil liberties and human rights. Since 2005, Opiyo has worked tirelessly to promote civil liberties in Uganda.
Opiyo has worked on a broad range of critical human rights issues in Uganda and was a key leader in drafting and advocating for Uganda’s law criminalizing torture. In his practice, he has a diverse clientele, including anti-corruption and pro-democracy activists, and social media activists. He has successfully argued several high-level constitutional challenges, including petitions challenging the Public Order Management Act at the Constitutional Court.
At TASLAF, Nicholas handles sensitive and high profile matters for our clients delivering high stake wins in the appellate courts.
Opiyo was awarded the 2017 German Africa Prize, as well as Human Rights Watch’s 2015 Alison Des Forges Award. He is part of the inaugural EU Parliament Shakarov Fellows prize recipient in 2016.