Law Reform for Good Governance and Sustainable Development
The Commission has undertaken and completed a number of projects with funding from Government of Uganda and the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS). Some of the recently completed projects include the following:
The study was intended to address the challenges arising from the absence of a specific legislation that regulates electronic payments systems. This was found necessary especially because of the increase of mobile money transactions, internet banking and credit/debit card transactions in Uganda.
The study was undertaken in response to the public outcry over the perceived exploitative nature of the money lending business in Uganda. The purpose of the study was to bring the Money Lenders Act, Cap. 273 in line with the current social economic circumstances
This study reviewed the Political Parties and Organisations Act, 2005, Act No. 18 of 2005, especially the provisions governing fundraising during the election campaign period. A report with the draft Bills to amend the Political Organisations Act
The Commission embarked on the revision of all the laws of Uganda in order to produce the 7th Revised Edition. The purpose of the major law revision exercise is to update all the laws of Uganda without changing the substance of those laws.
In order to facilitate continuous law revision in the country there is need to have in place legislation that regulates the process. To achieve this, the Commission worked with the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
In collaboration with key stakeholders the Commission prepared and published a Law Revision Manual. The manual contains guidelines and principles of contemporary law revision and legislative drafting. The guidelines will not only assist the
The Commission commenced the revision of statutory instruments in 2014 as part of the major Law Revision project. During the year under review four (4) out of sixteen (16) volumes of subsidiary legislation were revised.
The Commission updated and produced a Cumulative Supplement of the Laws of Uganda as at 31st December, 2015. The Cumulative Supplement is aimed at providing the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on the status of all the laws of Uganda. The Cumulative Supplement contains the index of all the laws of Uganda
The study was intended to address the challenges arising from the absence of a specific legislation that regulates electronic payments systems. This was found necessary especially because of the increase of mobile money transactions, internet banking and credit/debit card transactions in Uganda
The study reviewed the Penal Code Act, Cap. 120, and made recommendations for reform of the Act. Both the report and the draft Bill have been submitted to the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs through the Attorney General.