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New law restricting sale of fake products in offing

Judicial officers together with Uganda Law Reform Commission and other stake holders on Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 gathered at Royal Suites, Bugolobi in Kampala to have their input in the new law in offing, which if passed, will protect the vulnerable consumers against fake products that have since flooded the market.

 

 

 

 

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Journey of Hope Organisation visits the Commission

Staff from Journey of Hope Uganda chapter together with US based chapter paid a courtesy visit to Uganda Law Reform Commission. The purpose of this visit was to advocate for the abolition of the death penalty and replace it with alternative forms of punishment. This will end the cycle of violence that capital punishment perpetuates in society.  The speakers shared their stories about the process of healing through reconciliation. Among these included family members of those executed by death row and those exonerated from death row.

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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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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 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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A delegation from the Parliament of Namibia on a benchmarking visit to ULRC

Mr. Philip Odoki, the Principal Legal Officer, making a presentation to a delegation comprising of seven members of parliament on the National Council Standing Committee on Security, Constitutional and Legal Affairs of the Parliament of Namibia.

The delegation visited the Commission on 19th September, 2017. They shared experiences, benchmarked best practices on matters pertaining to public participation in the law making process.

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