What You need to Know About the Law Revision Act 2020

Introduction The purpose of the law revision act is to prepare and provide for public use an up to date set of the statutes in force, incorporating all amendments and adaptations made thereto and eliminating them from all repealed laws.  The purpose of the Law Revision Act 2020 is to provide for the revision of…

July 12, 2021
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Understanding the Firearms (Amendment) Act, 2006

Introduction This act commencement on 4th August 2006 and it amended the Fire Arms Act, Cap 229 which consolidated the law relating to the regulation, control, manufacture, import, export, sale, repair, storage and possession of firearms and ammunition and for other matters connected therewith. Major highlights of the Act: The act restricts the purchase of…

June 30, 2021
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What you need to know about the Illiterate’s Protection Act, Cap 78

Introduction This Act was revised and consolidated by the Law Reform Commission of Uganda and last updated on 31 December 2000. This is the law for the protection of illiterate persons Major Highlights of the bill The Act provides for the verification of the signature of illiterates. It stipulates that no person shall write the…

June 30, 2021
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The Salient Features of the Traffic and Road Safety Act (Amendment) Bill 2021

Introduction Revenue mobilisation has rebirthed all motor vehicle licences for all owners of motor vehicles in addition to revising the rates for existing commercial motor vehicle licenses. This is to take effect in the next financial year, starting July 1st 2021. Objective The object of this Bill is to amend the Traffic and Road Safety…

April 12, 2021
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What you need to know about the Mental Health Act 2018

Introduction The Mental Health Act repeals the Mental Treatment Act Cap 249 and provides for; Establishment of the Uganda Mental Health Advisory Board and to provides for its composition, tenure and functions, Mental health treatment at primary health centres, Emergency admission and treatment, involuntary admission and treatment and for voluntary and assisted admission and treatment,…

April 12, 2021
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Understanding the Administration of the Judiciary Act 2020

On 2nd June 2020, the Parliament of Uganda passed the Administration of the Judiciary Act 2020. It was signed into law by the President of Uganda on 19th June 2020. This resulted from lobbying and advocacy by the Coalition in support of the Independence of the Judiciary (CISTICJ). The Coalition includes the Centre for Public…

February 22, 2021
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Understanding the National Legal Aid Bill, 2019

Introduction An Act to consolidate, update, and modernize the law on legal aid in Uganda; to codify Government’s obligation in relation to the provision of legal aid to indigent or vulnerable persons; to create Justice Centres Uganda and designate them as the government agency responsible for providing legal aid on behalf of Government; repeal the…

January 27, 2021
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What you need to know about the Data Protection and Privacy Act, 2019

Introduction Uganda was the first East African country to recognize privacy as a fundamental human right, as enshrined in article 27 of the 1995 Uganda Constitution as well as in regional and international laws. The Data Protection and Privacy Act, 2019 aims to protect individuals and their data by regulating the processing of personal information…

September 22, 2020
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The salient features of the Uganda National Examinations Board Bill, 2020

Introduction The Primary Education State Minister, Rosemary Seninde tabled the Bill in parliament on behalf of the Government in July 2020.  The Bill was referred to the Education and Sports Committee for Scrutiny. Once amended, the Bill will replace the law that was enacted in 1983. Objective The object of this Bill is to reform…

September 8, 2020
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What you need to know about the Roads Act, 2019

Introduction The Roads Act 2019 came into force following its publication on 25th September 2019 in the gazette and the Act repealed the Roads Act Cap. 358 and the Access to Roads Act, Cap. 350 Objective The Act was put in place to ensure the following; Reformation of the law relating to the development, management…

September 3, 2020
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