Specializing in civil litigation, constitutional law, commercial, international corporate and land transactions. Previously, Amb. Butagira served in various capacities in the international political community and in Uganda. He has served as Member of Parliament and Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament. He has also served as Ambassador to Ethiopia, Kenya, Germany, Austria and the Vatican, Ambassador Extraordinary and Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations.
While serving at the United Nations, he was elected to the Vice Presidency of the General Assembly which is charged with the responsibility of managing the sessions of the body and also as Chairman of the Third Committee, a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly, responsible for social, cultural, humanitarian and human rights affairs. His professionalism during his career is impeccable and he displayed utmost diplomacy when he negotiated the election of Uganda to the Security Council.
Through his educational exploits, he studied law at the University of Dar es Salaam and is a Harvard graduate where he graduated with a Masters of Law degree.