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set of the statutes in force, incorporating all amendments and adaptations made thereto and eliminating them from all repealed laws.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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Subjecting funding of the Judiciary to the Executive affects the Independence of the Judiciary, says Justice Madrama

In the case of Krispus Ayena Odongo Vs Attorney General and the Parliament Commission, Court Of Appeal Constitutional Petition No. 30 Of 2017 Introduction Arguably, the independence of the Judiciary can be said to be in jeopardy because of the manner in which the budget of this arm of government is handled. The judicial budget…

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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A mere possibility of not including some voters who have not attained the voting age of 18 years will not amount to disenfranchisement.

Miscellaneous Cause No 177 of 2020, Nagami Gloria Linda Vs Attorney General & The Electoral Commission of Uganda. In this case, Hon Justice Ssekaana Musa stated that the cut-off date set by the Electoral Commission is intended to facilitate smooth management of the elections to avoid electoral irregularities and to avail the different players with…

June 30, 2021
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The rule of exhaustion of alternative remedy is not one that bars jurisdiction of the Court, but it is a rule which Courts have laid down in the exercise of their discretion

Water & Environment Media Network (U) Ltd & 2 Others versus National Environmental Management Authority & Hoima Sugar Limited, Consolidated Miscellaneous Cause Nos. 239 & 255 of 2020. Background The Applicants filed two separate applications premised on the same facts and the law under Articles 42, 39 and 50 of the Constitution and Section 33…

June 30, 2021
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Call for applications for the CEPIL Rule of Law Champions Initiative (ROLCI) 2021

Applications for the Rule of Law Champions Initiative (ROLCI) 2021 are open. The goal of the programme is to build and equip young lawyers with knowledge and skills tailored towards promoting a society that respects the Rule of Law and human rights. The ROLCI program targets law students and fresh graduates who will undergo a…

April 19, 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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The Right to Health of Persons Under Incarceration

As we were winding down the weekend, news of the demise of the renowned city lawyer Mr. Bob Kasango at Murchison Bay Prison in Luzira made headlines of all news stations and tabloids. He had been remanded on grounds of theft of pensioners’ money and fraud during the process. The circumstances surrounding his death as…

March 24, 2021
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