Ongoing Projects

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 ongoing projects include the following:

Review of Informal justice Systems

This project is intended to take stock of the existing informal justice systems in Uganda. The objectives are;

  1. to ascertain user preferences and factors which inform those preferences in different communities;
  2.  highlight the existing dissimilarities and similarities;
  3. to assess level of compliance with international human rights norms and standards; and
  4.  to explore possibilities for linkages with the formal justice system.

Reform of the Explosives Act

The Explosives Act (Cap 298) was enacted during the colonial period in 1936 and has not been reviewed ever. The purpose of the Act is to regulate the manufacture, storage, sale, transportation, importation, exportation and the use of explosives in Uganda with the ultimate aim of securing the health and safety of Ugandans.

Simplification of the Contracts Act

The Commission is carrying out simplification of the Contracts Act. The purpose of the project is to present, to end-users, the Contracts Act in a simpler and easy to read form. A draft Simplified Contract Act has been prepared and will be presented to the stakeholders to validate it in terms of diction and comprehension. It is expected to be ready for publication by June 2016.

Compendium of electoral laws

The Commission has compiled a compendium of electoral laws incorporating amendments made to the Constitution and Acts of Parliament relating to elections in Uganda as at 31st December 2015. The purpose of the compendium is to consolidate electoral laws and facilitate ease of reference for stakeholders.  The compendium is completed and will be published by the end of March 2016.