Uganda Law Reform Commission at breakfast meeting with Uganda NGO Forum to discuss areas of legal reform under the proposed Law Reform Programme. The meeting took place at Grand Imperial Hotel on 27th November, 2018. Some of the laws identified by stakeholders for reform include the UPDF Act on trial of civilians, Public Order management Act, campaign financing, land law reforms and a simplification of 16 laws and several laws for translation. For more information about this programme, Read here
The Commision held the first budget conference on 13th November 2018 in the Commission Board Room. This was part of the budget consulataive process for FY2019/20 with key stake holders to help in the identification of critical proposed projects that the Commision intends to undertake during the Financial year.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Budget Conference for the FY 2019/20. Specifically, I wish to thank the Members of the Commission, the Deputy Senior Technical Advisor, JLOS and Invited guests for accepting our invitation to participate in this Budget Conference.
Uganda Law Reform Commission together in a meeting with a technical working group with key stakeholders which was constituted to discuss a study a report on the Review of the Criminal Procedure Code Act Cap, 116.
Commission Staff recently participated in the 1st Quarter FY 2018/19 Performance Review meeting in the Commission Board room on 11th October 12, 2018. Key highlight of the day was a performance presentation from the three Commission departments (Law Reform, Law Revision and Finance and Administration). An evaluation of the overall Commission performance against set targets at the beginning of the financial year was done therafter.
Uganda Law Reform Commission participated in this year’s 12th Annual Tax Payers appreciation week at Kololo Independence Grounds from 16th September to 28th September, 2018. Themed “Stronger Together”, the URA Taxpayers Appreciation Week was a three days event intended to give a platform to government agencies and ministries to showcase what they have been doing with the taxes payers’ money.
The Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) will on October 4 2018 hold its 2017/2018 editionof the JLOS Recognition Awards Ceremony on the sidelines of the 23rd Annual Government of Uganda and Development Partners Sector Review. The Annual JLOS Recognition Awards are a highly visible component of the Sector’s goal of setting standards of Read More ...
The Commission conducted a study on the Evidence Act which made various recommendations. The Commission is undertaking pre-enactment advocacy on the Evidence Act proposals intended to address the gaps and anomalies in the Evidence Act, (Cap. 6) and related laws and also bring the law in conformity with the changing technological circumstances and further address other emerging issues.
Uganda Law Reform Commission staff organised a workshop of key stakeholders on 20th June 2018 at Royal Suites, Bugolobi to get their proposals on the Product Liability Legislation intended to regulate liability for defective products that cause personal injury, death or damage to people and property. This legislation will protect consumers, enhance their product quality on the market and provide remedies to persons injured or those who suffer harm by defective products. The legislation will also make Uganda’s products more competitive on the world market.