Ongoing Projects

The Commission is undertaking a number of projects with funding from Government of Uganda and the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS). Some of the ongoing projects include the following:

Law Reform Program

The Commission is developing a 4-year Law Reform Program for the period 2018-2022. The program is intended to harness and harmonize law reform in Uganda by developing a reform roadmap based on identified priority areas.

Advocacy on proposals for amendment of the Evidence Act Amendment Bill

The Commission undertook a study and made proposals for amendments of the Evidence Act. Some of the proposals include amendment of the definitions in the Act to provide for technological advancements, provisions for regulations to manage the production of electronic evidence and codification of the procedure regarding recording of confessions. 

Abridged Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act, No.3 of 2012

The Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act No.3 of 2012, provides for the crime of torture; gives effect to the obligations of Uganda as a State Party to the United Nation's Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. In 2012, the Uganda Human Rights Commission developed a plan of action for the effective