Output of ULRC

The commission in corroboration with other government agencies and partners has under taken various projects, some of which have been completed. While others are at various stages of completion these include;

  1. Advocacy on the Marriage and Divorce Bill, 2009

The Marriage and Divorce Bill consolidates the laws relating to the celebration and dissolution of marriage in Uganda with the exception of the Marriage of Mohammedans Act. A number of concerns raised by various interest groups after the Bill was presented to Parliament led government to recommend Read More....

  1. Dissemination of and sensitization on the Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act No. 3 2012

The Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act criminalises torture and gives effect to Uganda’s obligation as a state party to the United Nations Convention against Torture. The dissemination and sensitization on the Act was intended to create awareness of the provisions and Read More.....

  1. Advocacy on the Prisons Act (Amendment) Bill

Review of the Prisons Act, Cap. 304 was conducted to bring the Act into conformity with the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda 1995; international principles and minimum standards for the treatment of prisoners; and other national laws. Read More...

  1. Review of the Employment Act, Act No. 6 of 2006

A review of the Employment Act was undertaken with the view of aligning it to international standards.The review addressed issues of migrant workers, sexual harassment at work, domestic workers, employment of children, and labour export. Read More...

  1. Review of Succession laws Phase II

The Commission reviewed and made recommendations for the reform of the following laws on succession:

  1. The Administration of Estates of Persons of Unsound Mind Act, Cap. 155; Read More...
  1. Review of the Evidence Act, Cap. 6

The Evidence Act Cap. 6 was reviewed to address the short comings of some provisions of the Evidence Act. Specifically, the study considered the use of technological developments challenges of identification and preservation of evidence, providing expert evidence and introduction of pre-trial hearings Read More...

  1. Review of the Prisons Act, Act No. 17 of 2006

A review of the Prisons Act was undertaken to address the gaps in the law and align the Act with the Constitution. The review also intended to give effect to court decisions affecting the operations of the Act; improve management and administration of prisons; Read More...

  1. Review of the Explosives Act, Cap. 298

The Commission undertook the review of the Explosives Act, Cap. 298, which regulates the manufacture, storage, sale, transportation, importation, exportation, and use of explosives in Uganda.  The review was intended to update and modernise the Act. In particular to ensure a balanced approach Read More...

  1. Revision and publication of laws of Uganda(sixth revised edition,2000).
  2. Sentencing guidelines for the judiciary
  3. Translational justice reforms.
  4. Under took a study on HIV/AIDS the draft bill is in parliament.
  5. Publication of compendium of electoral laws,(2006)
  6. Publication of compendium of  electoral laws ,(2011)
  7. Publication and reprint of the local governments act, cap.243 (as at 2006).
  8. Reprint of the constitution
  9. Publication of the living law journal
  10. Publication of revised [principal laws,2001-2004
  11. Publication of  subsidiary laws,2001-2004