What you need to know about the Human Rights (enforcement) Act 2019

1. Introduction 1.1 The objective of the Act This is an Act of Parliament that gives effect to Article 50(4) of the 1995 Constitution of Uganda. It does so by providing for the procedure of enforcing rights under Chapter 4 of the 1995 Constitution of Uganda. The law was assented to by the President H.E…

August 11, 2020
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The salient features of the Local Government (Amendment) Act, 2020 you need to know.

Introduction On the 4th day of March 2020, the Local Government Amendment Bill, 2019, was passed by Parliament into law. The purpose of this bill is to amend the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ments Act, Cap. 243 to pro­vide for the cre­ation of lo­cal gov­ern­ment and the mag­is­trate units at least two years be­fore the due date for…

August 4, 2020
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Understanding the Sexual Offences Bill, 2018

Introduction The Sexual Offences Bill was first tabled in the 9th Parliament in 2015 and was re-tabled last year. The object of the Bill is to enact a specific law on sexual offenses for the effective prevention of sexual violence; to enhance punishment of sexual offenses; to provide for the protection of victim during sexual…

July 10, 2020
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The Succession (Amendment) Bill, 2018, is being considered by Parliament once again.

The Bill addresses a gap in the current law on succession in Uganda. The Constitutional court identified this in the Petition filed by Law Advocacy for Women in Uganda against the Attorney General, Constitutional Petitions No. l3/05 and 05/06. In this case, the Constitutional Court declared provisions of the Succession Act, Cap 162 relating to…

June 16, 2020
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The Public Health (Control Of COVID-19) Rules, 2020

Statutory Instrument No.52 Of 2020 The rules place a responsibility upon every owner, person in charge of, or occupier of premised, and every employer and head of a household, who becomes aware that any person who is residing on his or her premises, employee is suffering from COVID-19 to immediately notify a medical officer or…

April 8, 2020
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What you need to know about the Legal Aid Bill in Parliament.

To begin with, Legal Aid is defined as legal advice, assistance, representation, education, and mechanisms for alternative dispute resolution. The objective of this Bill is to consolidate, update and modernize the Law on Legal aid in Uganda and to codify Government’s obligation in relation to the provision of legal aid as contained in international legal…

August 14, 2019
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