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Stakeholders workshop organised by ULRC on the Marriage Bill, 2017

Stakeholders recently attended workshop to organised by Uganda Law Reform Commission at Speke Hotel, Munyonyo to discuss the proposals raised the public  following instruction from the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs to ammend them into the Marriage Bill, 2017.The commission is carrying out a review of this bill which was first tabled in parliament in 2013.

For more information about this bill,  See more under the Marriage Bill, 2017

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Marriage and Divorce Bill -Advocay workshop

The Uganda Law Reform Commission with funding from the Justice Law and Order Sector recently revived work on advocacy for quick passage of the Marriage and Divorce Bill. The bill is intended to consolidate all the laws relating to the dissolution of marriage in Uganda which has stalled for over 50years.

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IACA Regional Summer ACademy-Eastern Africa, 2016 Training on anti-corruption

 Uganda Law Reform Commission staff recently participated in a training on anti-corruption which was organised by the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) at Kabira Country Club Hotel, Kampala. The IACA regional Summer Academy was a seven day programme focusing on important anti-corruption issues in 15 countries in Eastern Africa and Burkina Faso.

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ULRC in Corporate Social Responsibility Drive

As part of the commission’s Corporate Social Responsibility, a team of staff participated in the awareness walk towards raising awareness and breaking Stigma related to Alcohol and Other Drug abuse organised by Stop Underage Drinking Uganda (SUDU).  In his remarks, the Prime Minister of Uganda; Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda who was the chief guest said combating alcohol and drug abuse is a cause worth supporting by us all. #UgandaRecoveryWalk is a welcome initiative.

 

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Commission pays courtesy visit to the Speaker of Parliament

The Commission paid a courtesy visit to the Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda on 2nd August, 2016. Among the issues discussed were;

  1. A request for parliament to consider the Law Revision Bill expeditiously in order to facilitate the publication of the 7th Revised Edition of the Laws of Uganda.
  2. A proposal to develop a scheme for tracking of bills to inform the Legislative process and,
  3. To obtain an input on the process of enactment of the Marriage and Divorce Bill.

 

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Staff capacity building

Uganda Law Reform Commission staff, were trained in Project planning, Management, report writing and preparation of cabinet memorandums at Esella Country Hotel, Najjera. This capacity building workshop is part of the Commission's efforts to improving staff skills.

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ULRC gets new Chairperson and Commissioner

H.E. The President of Uganda has appointed Mrs.Vastina Rukimirana Nsanze as the chairperson of the Uganda Law Reform Commission effective 11th December 2015. The President has also appointed Ms. Jane Adong Anywar as a Commissioner of the Uganda Law Reform Commission. We conguratulate Mrs. Vastina Rukimirana Nsanze on her apointment and welcome Ms. Jane Adong Anywar to the Commission.

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