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Breakfast meeting with Uganda NGO Forum on the proposed Law Reform Programme 2018-2022

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

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ULRC holds budget conference for FY2019/20

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.

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Remarks by the Chairperson, Uganda Law Reform Commission, on the opening of the Budget Conference for FY 2019/20.

Members of the Commission

Invited guests

Members of staff

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.

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Perfomance Review Meeting

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.

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ULRC at the 12th Tax payers' Appreciation Week

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.

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2017/2018 JLOS Recognition Awards: Call for Nominations

The Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) will on October 4 2018 hold its 2017/2018 edition of 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 ...

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Pre-enactment advocacy for reform of the Evidence Act

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.

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Product Liability Legislation

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.

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Pre-enactment advocacy on the Witness Protection Bill

ULRC staff meeting with Hon. Deputy Speaker Hon. Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanya, Members of Parliament on the Legal and Parliamentary affairs Committee and Human Rights Committee. The purpose of the meeting was to create awareness, justify the need for the Witness Protection legislation and advocate for the quick tabling of the bill before parliament.

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