The Commission is planning to implement a number of activities during the year 2014. The plan is to complete the current ongoing projects and commence new ones that will be supported with the 2014/15 budget. The ongoing and new projects will fall under the different categories below:-
(a) Revision of Subsidiary Laws of Uganda in preparation of the 7th revised edition
The Uganda Law Reform Commission is established under Article 248(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda. Its primary mandate is to study and keep under constant review the Acts and all other laws comprising the laws of Uganda with a view to making recommendations for their systematic improvement, development, modernisation and reform.
On behalf of the Commissioners and staff of the Uganda Law Reform Commission, I warmly welcome you to this website. The website is intended to provide key information regarding the establishment, composition, mandate, outputs and other pertinent issues regarding the Commission.
In the FY 2013/14, the Commission was actively involved in a wide range of activities. A significant element of our mandate is that we are the first step in the legislative process for many laws; doing the essential background research for the laws thatParliament deliberates on. We also registered a number of successes on our major law revision project, engaged in extensive sensitisation of the public on new and forthcoming laws, and published a number of translated or simplified laws for the better delivery of justice.In FY 2013/14, Uganda held the rotational Chair of the East African C
The Commission has done dissemination and consolidation of enacted laws and publication of user friendly versions of those laws to make them easily accessible and understood by the public. This was against the background research information that revealed that much as Uganda has good laws, the majority of the people are not aware of the existence of these laws. Those who know of the laws and can access them do not understand the provisions of the laws.