What you need to know about the Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Act, 2017

Objective An Act to amend the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2013, to harmonise the definitions used in the Act; to provide for the carrying out of risk assessments by accountable persons; to provide for the identification of customers and clients of accountable persons; to provide for procedures relating to suspicious transactions; to harmonise the record-keeping requirements…

September 28, 2020
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Press Statement: The High Court Invalidates the Electricity (Establishment and Management of the Rural Electrification Fund) Instrument, S.I. No. 62 Of 2020

For Immediate Release: 25th September, 2020  Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) welcomes the decision of the High Court of Uganda, Civil Division which invalidates the Electricity (Establishment and Management of the Rural Electrification Fund) Instrument, S.I. No. 62 of 2020. In May 2020, the Center for Public Interest Law (CEPIL), a public interest organization…

September 25, 2020
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A guardianship order with the management of a child’s property ought to be motivated by the overriding requirements pertaining to the child’s best interests, says Justice Stephen Mubiru

In the case of in the matter of an application by Wandera (Family and Children Cause No. 0004 of 2017). Before the Family Court: Guardianship with the management of the child’s property, the applicant must meet additional requirements; – he should be capable of taking control over the child’s real and personal estate and make…

September 24, 2020
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An illegality can be raised at any time before a court of law, says Justice Bashaija

In the case of Musoke Mike & Another V Kalumba James Revision Cause No: 09 Of 2019. Before: Hon. Mr Justice Bashaija K. Andrew on 15/05/2020 Musoke Mike and Mubiru Vicent (hereinafter referred to as the “Applicants”) jointly brought this application against Kalumba James (hereinafter referred to as the “Respondent”) under Section 83 and 98 of the…

September 24, 2020
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The absence of a nexus between the failure to perform at a music show and a violation of the freedom of expression leads to a dismissal says Justice Hellen Walayo

In the case of Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu T/A Bobi Wine V Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Frank Mwesigwa & Attorney General Misc. Cause No. 313 Of 2017. CORAM; HON. JUSTICE HELLEN WOLAYO, Judgement delivered on 10th May 2019. This case was brought under Article 50 of the Constitution, which gives the High Court jurisdiction to…

September 22, 2020
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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 positions of Judgments of Court cannot be reviewed or scrutinized by any arm of Government says Hon Justice Bashaija

In the case of Baligobye & 2 Others V Attorney General & 3 Others In The High Court Of Uganda (Miscellaneous Cause No. 376 Of 2019) [2020] Ughccd 43 (7 February 2020); CORAM; HON JUSTICE BASHAIJA. K. ANDREW, Judgment was delivered on 7 February 2020. This was a public interest case brought by the Applicant…

September 11, 2020
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The Fate of Prisons During Covid19

As the world battles the coronavirus and people observe standard operating procedures (SOP’s), prisoners remain vulnerable and at a disadvantage. The Daily Monitor newspaper of March 24th reported that about 30 inmates escaped prison; 20 from Arua government prisons in March and 11 from Bukwo prisons in July. Some of the recaptured inmates said they…

September 8, 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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Justice Ssekaana defines contempt of Court to mean conduct that defies the authority of Court.

In the case of Sarah Nabawanuka    & Others   V Makerere University & others High Court Miscellaneous Application No. 420 of 2019 Judgment delivered by HON. JUSTICE SSEKAANA MUSA on 14th/04/2020 The Applicants are all employees of the 1st Respondent who joined between 1998 and 2015. They were confirmed in the University service but were kept stagnated…

September 8, 2020
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