Legal Briefs

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…

1 month ago
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,…

1 month ago
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…

3 months ago
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…

4 months ago
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…

8 months ago
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…

8 months ago