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Preparation of the Law Reform Program 2018–2022

The Commission is at an advanced stage of preparing a law reform program 2018-2022. The program will contain the areas that require reform which and will be the focus of the Commission during the period. To establish these areas the Commission is consulting, among others, the public and private sector, academia, civil society, representative bodies and the business community. The Commission is now receiving proposals for law reform. Read More ...

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Vacancies at ULRC

Applications are invited from suitable and eligible Ugandans to fill the following vacant posts currently available at Uganda Law Reform Commission.

  1. COMMISSIONER - LAW REVISION
  2. ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT
  3. OFFICE ATTENDANT

For more information about requirements of each job,  See more under the Jobs Section.

 

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Witness Protection Legislation in Uganda: What you need to know.

About the Proposed Witness Protection Legislation

The Uganda Law Reform Commission, within the sector objectives of the Justice Law and Order Sector, conducted a study on development of legislation to provide for witness protection in the Country’s justice system. Legislative recommendations have been made to the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs. Read on..

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32nd NRM Liberation Day Anniversary Congratulatory Message

The Chairperson, Commissioners, Management and Staff of the Uganda Law Reform Commission congratulate His Excellency, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, the National Resistance Movement, the Cabinet, and all Ugandans on the celebration of the 32nd NRM liberation day anniversary.

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A call for articles for the Uganda Living Law Journal

The Uganda Living Law Journal is an annual publication of the Uganda Law Reform Commission (Commission). The Journal seeks to create public awareness on contemporary legal issues and to highlight efforts towards the promotion of access to justice in Uganda through publication of legal and socio - legal articles and leading judgments on topical issues.

The preparation for the next issue of the journal is underway and publication is expected by December, 2017. Read More....

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Validation workshop to build consensus on the proposed Explosives Bill

The commission held a validation workshop on 15th September, 2017 in the Commission Boardroom to build consensus on the proposed Explosives Bill. In the year, 2015/16, the Commission undertook a review of the Explosives Act, Cap 298. The review was intended to update the Acts as to address the current circumstances.

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ULRC gets new Commissioners

The President of Uganda  recently appointed five new Commissioner for the Commission. The five commissioners are:

1. Hon. Justice Edmund Lugayizi

2. Mr. Peter Wandera

3. Ms. Monica Emiru Enyou

4. Mr. Wifred Rwakijuma

5. Mr. Solomon Webalearaali

This means the Commission is fully constituted.  We welcome the new commissioners to Uganda Law Reform Commission.

 

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The Marriage Bill, 2017- What you need to know.

The Proposed marriage law

The Uganda Law Reform Commission has developed legislative proposals to govern the institution of marriage. The proposed Bill provides for types of marriage, marital rights and duties, separation and divorce.

Objective of the Bill

The objective of this Bill is to reform and consolidate the laws governing marriage,provide for the types of marriage, marital rights and duties arising from marriage, grounds for and divorce and other connected matters. The Bill is an attempt to:

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