September 2018

Pre enactment Advocacy on the Witness Protection Bill

The Uganda Law Reform Commission with other partners such as Avocats Sans Frontieres and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights held a meeting at the Kampala Serena Hotel on 8th May 2018 to increase stakeholder awareness on witness on witness protection legal framework in Uganda and the need to have the bill enacted into law

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Ordinances and Byelaws

Consultative meeting on the compilation of ordinances and byelaws with representatives from Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Ministry of Local Government and Uganda Local Government Association held at Essella Country Hotel on 15th August, 2018

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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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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 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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ULRC Appointments Board

ULRC Appointments Board from Left to Right. Mr. Lucas Omara Abong (Committee Secretary), Ms Monica Emiru Enyou(member), Mrs. Adah K. Muwanga(member), Mr. Francis Oryang Lagony (member), Mrs. Vastina Rukimirana Nsanze ( Committee Chairperson), Mr. Peter Wandera (member) and Ms Margaret Apiny (member).

 

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