Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Uganda http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: New Law Criminalizes HIV/AIDS Transmission, Requires Pregnant Women to Undergo HIV Testing http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404122_text Crime and law enforcement; Discrimination; HIV/AIDS; Women's rights - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404122_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Parliament Approves Anti-Pornography Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403803_text Crime and law enforcement; Pornography - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403803_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Gatherings of Three or More People Without Prior Police Approval Outlawed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403666_text Constitution; Freedom of speech; Police power - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403666_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Women Judges Voice Concern over Domestic Violence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403631_text Domestic violence; Judges; Families - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403631_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda; United Nations: Mobile Courts Program Launched http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403559_text Judiciary - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403559_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Media Law Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403324_text Communications - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403324_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Proposal to Re-Introduce Presidential Term Limits http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403114_text Constitution - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403114_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Parliament Considering Petroleum Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402986_text Mineral resources and mines - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402986_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Bill Criminalizing HIV/AIDS Transmission Advances in Parliament http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402749_text Crime and law enforcement - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402749_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Government Brings Treason Charges Against Six Opposition Supporters http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402727_text Crime and law enforcement - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 29 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402727_text Global Legal Monitor: East African Community; Kenya; Uganda: Lawyers Sue over Rights Violations http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402704_text Human rights - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 10 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402704_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Human Rights Watch Finds Ongoing Use of Torture, Illegal Detention http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402588_text Human rights - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402588_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Speaker Orders 77 Members of Parliament to Vacate Their Seats http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402527_text Legislative power - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402527_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Court Issues Ruling That May Force 70 MPs to Lose Their Seats http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402506_text Legislative power - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 07 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402506_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Court Rules Leaking of Homosexuals' Identity by Media Unlawful http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402456_text Human rights - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 04 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402456_text Global Legal Monitor: Ghana; Uganda: Ban on Importation of Used Appliances http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402306_text Foreign trade and international finance - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402306_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Draft Law on Public Gatherings Criticized http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402293_text Constitution - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402293_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Terror Charges Against Pakistanis Dismissed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402278_text Terrorism - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 29 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402278_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Government Urged to Enact Bill on Prohibition of Torture http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402276_text Crime and law enforcement - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 28 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402276_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: 167 Inmates on Death Row Get Breaks on Sentences http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402239_text Capital punishment - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402239_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Penal Code Provisions on Sedition Declared Unconstitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402196_text Crime and law enforcement - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 30 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402196_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Parliament Passes Computer Misuse Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402160_text Communications - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402160_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Parliament Passes Law on Retirement Benefits for Top Government Officials http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402137_text Officials and employees - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402137_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Parliament Insists on Judicial Oversight in Final Version of Wiretapping Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402116_text Communications - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402116_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Courts to Get Authority to Issue Warrants Under Phone-Tapping Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402079_text Crime and law enforcement - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 30 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402079_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: HIV Prevention and Control Bill Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402001_text Workers safety and health - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402001_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: The National Youth Council Act Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401974_text Government - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 11 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401974_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Court Finds Practice of Bride Price Constitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401894_text Families - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 31 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401894_text Global Legal Monitor: African Union; Uganda: Convention on Displaced Persons Ratified http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401831_text International affairs - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 25 Feb 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401831_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: New Law Bans Female Genital Mutilation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401741_text Human rights - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 22 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401741_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Regional Government Bill Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401743_text Government - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 22 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401743_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Domestic Violence Law Enacted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401674_text Domestic violence - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 18 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401674_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Government Proposes Bill to Prohibit Trading in Counterfeit Goods http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401661_text Intellectual property - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401661_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Report Says Torture and Human Sacrifice on the Rise http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401622_text Human rights - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401622_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: New Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Based on HIV Status and Criminalizing Intentional HIV Transmission http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401612_text HIV-AIDS - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 08 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401612_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Rights Group Seeks to Have Bride Price Abolished http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401570_text Families - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination It was reported on September 9, 2009, that MIFUMI, a women's rights organization that promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride-price violations, together with other concerned individuals, filed a legal... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401570_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Insolvency Bill Tabled in Parliament http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401541_text Civil code - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination It was reported on September 9, 2009, that MIFUMI, a women's rights organization that promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride-price violations, together with other concerned individuals, filed a legal The Government of Uganda has submitted a bill on insolvency to the Parliament. The aim of the legislation "is to rationalise the law and combine the relevant provisions into one applicable to individuals as well as... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401541_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: AU Human Rights Commissioner Tells Government to Stop Torturing Suspects http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401542_text Human rights - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination It was reported on September 9, 2009, that MIFUMI, a women's rights organization that promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride-price violations, together with other concerned individuals, filed a legal The Government of Uganda has submitted a bill on insolvency to the Parliament. The aim of the legislation "is to rationalise the law and combine the relevant provisions into one applicable to individuals as well as It was reported on August 27, 2009, that Catherine Dupe Atoki, Commissioner of the African Union (AU) Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, called on African countries to outlaw torture. (African Union Human Rights Head Calls... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401542_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Draft Law on Domestic Violence Criminalizes Abusive SMS Messages http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401379_text Domestic violence - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination It was reported on September 9, 2009, that MIFUMI, a women's rights organization that promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride-price violations, together with other concerned individuals, filed a legal The Government of Uganda has submitted a bill on insolvency to the Parliament. The aim of the legislation "is to rationalise the law and combine the relevant provisions into one applicable to individuals as well as It was reported on August 27, 2009, that Catherine Dupe Atoki, Commissioner of the African Union (AU) Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, called on African countries to outlaw torture. (African Union Human Rights Head Calls It was reported on June 21, 2009, that Fred Ruhindi, Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Deputy Attorney General, introduced in the parliament a new bill, Domestic Violence Bill 2009, designed to extend... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401379_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Pallisa District to Outlaw Daytime Drinking, Other Activities and to Permit Women to Own Land http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401343_text Workers safety and health - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination It was reported on September 9, 2009, that MIFUMI, a women's rights organization that promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride-price violations, together with other concerned individuals, filed a legal The Government of Uganda has submitted a bill on insolvency to the Parliament. The aim of the legislation "is to rationalise the law and combine the relevant provisions into one applicable to individuals as well as It was reported on August 27, 2009, that Catherine Dupe Atoki, Commissioner of the African Union (AU) Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, called on African countries to outlaw torture. (African Union Human Rights Head Calls It was reported on June 21, 2009, that Fred Ruhindi, Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Deputy Attorney General, introduced in the parliament a new bill, Domestic Violence Bill 2009, designed to extend It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Council of Pallisa District, one of 80 districts in Uganda, will soon pass a by-law dealing with a host of issues ranging from daytime drinking, to hygiene,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401343_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Bill Allowing Dual Citizenship Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401341_text Citizenship and nationality - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination It was reported on September 9, 2009, that MIFUMI, a women's rights organization that promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride-price violations, together with other concerned individuals, filed a legal The Government of Uganda has submitted a bill on insolvency to the Parliament. The aim of the legislation "is to rationalise the law and combine the relevant provisions into one applicable to individuals as well as It was reported on August 27, 2009, that Catherine Dupe Atoki, Commissioner of the African Union (AU) Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, called on African countries to outlaw torture. (African Union Human Rights Head Calls It was reported on June 21, 2009, that Fred Ruhindi, Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Deputy Attorney General, introduced in the parliament a new bill, Domestic Violence Bill 2009, designed to extend It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Council of Pallisa District, one of 80 districts in Uganda, will soon pass a by-law dealing with a host of issues ranging from daytime drinking, to hygiene, It was reported on May 17, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament has passed into law a bill allowing dual citizenship and sent it to the President's desk for signature (Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment) Bill... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401341_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Constitutionality of Presidential Elections Law Challenged http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401334_text Elections and politics - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination It was reported on September 9, 2009, that MIFUMI, a women's rights organization that promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride-price violations, together with other concerned individuals, filed a legal The Government of Uganda has submitted a bill on insolvency to the Parliament. The aim of the legislation "is to rationalise the law and combine the relevant provisions into one applicable to individuals as well as It was reported on August 27, 2009, that Catherine Dupe Atoki, Commissioner of the African Union (AU) Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, called on African countries to outlaw torture. (African Union Human Rights Head Calls It was reported on June 21, 2009, that Fred Ruhindi, Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Deputy Attorney General, introduced in the parliament a new bill, Domestic Violence Bill 2009, designed to extend It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Council of Pallisa District, one of 80 districts in Uganda, will soon pass a by-law dealing with a host of issues ranging from daytime drinking, to hygiene, It was reported on May 17, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament has passed into law a bill allowing dual citizenship and sent it to the President's desk for signature (Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment) Bill It was reported on June 2, 2009, that Kizza Besigye the Chairman of the Forum for Democratic Change, a Ugandan political party, who lost presidential bids to the current Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni in 2001 and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 05 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401334_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Parliament Orders Government to Rein In Ritual Killings http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401303_text Crime and law enforcement - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination It was reported on September 9, 2009, that MIFUMI, a women's rights organization that promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride-price violations, together with other concerned individuals, filed a legal The Government of Uganda has submitted a bill on insolvency to the Parliament. The aim of the legislation "is to rationalise the law and combine the relevant provisions into one applicable to individuals as well as It was reported on August 27, 2009, that Catherine Dupe Atoki, Commissioner of the African Union (AU) Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, called on African countries to outlaw torture. (African Union Human Rights Head Calls It was reported on June 21, 2009, that Fred Ruhindi, Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Deputy Attorney General, introduced in the parliament a new bill, Domestic Violence Bill 2009, designed to extend It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Council of Pallisa District, one of 80 districts in Uganda, will soon pass a by-law dealing with a host of issues ranging from daytime drinking, to hygiene, It was reported on May 17, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament has passed into law a bill allowing dual citizenship and sent it to the President's desk for signature (Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment) Bill It was reported on June 2, 2009, that Kizza Besigye the Chairman of the Forum for Democratic Change, a Ugandan political party, who lost presidential bids to the current Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni in 2001 and It was reported on May 19, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a resolution instructing the government to establish a judicial inquiry commission within two weeks to look into the problem of human sacrifice and trafficking... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401303_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Law on Traditional Medicine http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401230_text Workers safety and health - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination It was reported on September 9, 2009, that MIFUMI, a women's rights organization that promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride-price violations, together with other concerned individuals, filed a legal The Government of Uganda has submitted a bill on insolvency to the Parliament. The aim of the legislation "is to rationalise the law and combine the relevant provisions into one applicable to individuals as well as It was reported on August 27, 2009, that Catherine Dupe Atoki, Commissioner of the African Union (AU) Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, called on African countries to outlaw torture. (African Union Human Rights Head Calls It was reported on June 21, 2009, that Fred Ruhindi, Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Deputy Attorney General, introduced in the parliament a new bill, Domestic Violence Bill 2009, designed to extend It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Council of Pallisa District, one of 80 districts in Uganda, will soon pass a by-law dealing with a host of issues ranging from daytime drinking, to hygiene, It was reported on May 17, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament has passed into law a bill allowing dual citizenship and sent it to the President's desk for signature (Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment) Bill It was reported on June 2, 2009, that Kizza Besigye the Chairman of the Forum for Democratic Change, a Ugandan political party, who lost presidential bids to the current Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni in 2001 and It was reported on May 19, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a resolution instructing the government to establish a judicial inquiry commission within two weeks to look into the problem of human sacrifice and trafficking It was reported on April 13, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a motion asking the government to promulgate a law regulating traditional healers and their practices. Christopher Kibazanga, the representative who put forward the motion,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 21 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401230_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Stringent Traffic Provisions Enter into Force http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401153_text Transportation and public works - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination It was reported on September 9, 2009, that MIFUMI, a women's rights organization that promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride-price violations, together with other concerned individuals, filed a legal The Government of Uganda has submitted a bill on insolvency to the Parliament. The aim of the legislation "is to rationalise the law and combine the relevant provisions into one applicable to individuals as well as It was reported on August 27, 2009, that Catherine Dupe Atoki, Commissioner of the African Union (AU) Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, called on African countries to outlaw torture. (African Union Human Rights Head Calls It was reported on June 21, 2009, that Fred Ruhindi, Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Deputy Attorney General, introduced in the parliament a new bill, Domestic Violence Bill 2009, designed to extend It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Council of Pallisa District, one of 80 districts in Uganda, will soon pass a by-law dealing with a host of issues ranging from daytime drinking, to hygiene, It was reported on May 17, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament has passed into law a bill allowing dual citizenship and sent it to the President's desk for signature (Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment) Bill It was reported on June 2, 2009, that Kizza Besigye the Chairman of the Forum for Democratic Change, a Ugandan political party, who lost presidential bids to the current Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni in 2001 and It was reported on May 19, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a resolution instructing the government to establish a judicial inquiry commission within two weeks to look into the problem of human sacrifice and trafficking It was reported on April 13, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a motion asking the government to promulgate a law regulating traditional healers and their practices. Christopher Kibazanga, the representative who put forward the motion, It was reported on March 16, 2009, that certain provisions of the Traffic and Road Safety Act of 1998 recently became effective. The implementation had been temporarily delayed by the Transportation Minister (according to andsect;1 of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401153_text Global Legal Monitor: International Criminal Court; Uganda: Venue Determination for LRA Trials http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401145_text Crime and law enforcement - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination It was reported on September 9, 2009, that MIFUMI, a women's rights organization that promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride-price violations, together with other concerned individuals, filed a legal The Government of Uganda has submitted a bill on insolvency to the Parliament. The aim of the legislation "is to rationalise the law and combine the relevant provisions into one applicable to individuals as well as It was reported on August 27, 2009, that Catherine Dupe Atoki, Commissioner of the African Union (AU) Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, called on African countries to outlaw torture. (African Union Human Rights Head Calls It was reported on June 21, 2009, that Fred Ruhindi, Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Deputy Attorney General, introduced in the parliament a new bill, Domestic Violence Bill 2009, designed to extend It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Council of Pallisa District, one of 80 districts in Uganda, will soon pass a by-law dealing with a host of issues ranging from daytime drinking, to hygiene, It was reported on May 17, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament has passed into law a bill allowing dual citizenship and sent it to the President's desk for signature (Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment) Bill It was reported on June 2, 2009, that Kizza Besigye the Chairman of the Forum for Democratic Change, a Ugandan political party, who lost presidential bids to the current Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni in 2001 and It was reported on May 19, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a resolution instructing the government to establish a judicial inquiry commission within two weeks to look into the problem of human sacrifice and trafficking It was reported on April 13, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a motion asking the government to promulgate a law regulating traditional healers and their practices. Christopher Kibazanga, the representative who put forward the motion, It was reported on March 16, 2009, that certain provisions of the Traffic and Road Safety Act of 1998 recently became effective. The implementation had been temporarily delayed by the Transportation Minister (according to andsect;1 of On March 10, 2009, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a statement in which it maintained that it is the ICC's mandate and not that of the Ugandan government to make a determination on venue for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 18 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401145_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Bill Would Impose Tougher Restrictions on Tobacco http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401130_text Tobacco and smoking - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination It was reported on September 9, 2009, that MIFUMI, a women's rights organization that promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride-price violations, together with other concerned individuals, filed a legal The Government of Uganda has submitted a bill on insolvency to the Parliament. The aim of the legislation "is to rationalise the law and combine the relevant provisions into one applicable to individuals as well as It was reported on August 27, 2009, that Catherine Dupe Atoki, Commissioner of the African Union (AU) Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, called on African countries to outlaw torture. (African Union Human Rights Head Calls It was reported on June 21, 2009, that Fred Ruhindi, Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Deputy Attorney General, introduced in the parliament a new bill, Domestic Violence Bill 2009, designed to extend It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Council of Pallisa District, one of 80 districts in Uganda, will soon pass a by-law dealing with a host of issues ranging from daytime drinking, to hygiene, It was reported on May 17, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament has passed into law a bill allowing dual citizenship and sent it to the President's desk for signature (Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment) Bill It was reported on June 2, 2009, that Kizza Besigye the Chairman of the Forum for Democratic Change, a Ugandan political party, who lost presidential bids to the current Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni in 2001 and It was reported on May 19, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a resolution instructing the government to establish a judicial inquiry commission within two weeks to look into the problem of human sacrifice and trafficking It was reported on April 13, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a motion asking the government to promulgate a law regulating traditional healers and their practices. Christopher Kibazanga, the representative who put forward the motion, It was reported on March 16, 2009, that certain provisions of the Traffic and Road Safety Act of 1998 recently became effective. The implementation had been temporarily delayed by the Transportation Minister (according to andsect;1 of On March 10, 2009, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a statement in which it maintained that it is the ICC's mandate and not that of the Ugandan government to make a determination on venue for It was reported on March 4, 2009, that the Ugandan government is gearing up to propose the Tobacco Bill of 2009, which would impose tougher limits on the use of tobacco in the country. This bill,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401130_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Domestic Violence Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401131_text Families - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination It was reported on September 9, 2009, that MIFUMI, a women's rights organization that promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride-price violations, together with other concerned individuals, filed a legal The Government of Uganda has submitted a bill on insolvency to the Parliament. The aim of the legislation "is to rationalise the law and combine the relevant provisions into one applicable to individuals as well as It was reported on August 27, 2009, that Catherine Dupe Atoki, Commissioner of the African Union (AU) Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, called on African countries to outlaw torture. (African Union Human Rights Head Calls It was reported on June 21, 2009, that Fred Ruhindi, Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Deputy Attorney General, introduced in the parliament a new bill, Domestic Violence Bill 2009, designed to extend It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Council of Pallisa District, one of 80 districts in Uganda, will soon pass a by-law dealing with a host of issues ranging from daytime drinking, to hygiene, It was reported on May 17, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament has passed into law a bill allowing dual citizenship and sent it to the President's desk for signature (Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment) Bill It was reported on June 2, 2009, that Kizza Besigye the Chairman of the Forum for Democratic Change, a Ugandan political party, who lost presidential bids to the current Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni in 2001 and It was reported on May 19, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a resolution instructing the government to establish a judicial inquiry commission within two weeks to look into the problem of human sacrifice and trafficking It was reported on April 13, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a motion asking the government to promulgate a law regulating traditional healers and their practices. Christopher Kibazanga, the representative who put forward the motion, It was reported on March 16, 2009, that certain provisions of the Traffic and Road Safety Act of 1998 recently became effective. The implementation had been temporarily delayed by the Transportation Minister (according to andsect;1 of On March 10, 2009, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a statement in which it maintained that it is the ICC's mandate and not that of the Ugandan government to make a determination on venue for It was reported on March 4, 2009, that the Ugandan government is gearing up to propose the Tobacco Bill of 2009, which would impose tougher limits on the use of tobacco in the country. This bill, It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Ugandan Cabinet approved a bill that seeks to rein in domestic violence. The bill will now be presented to the Parliament. This bill makes engaging in domestic... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401131_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Bill on Interception of Communication http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401090_text Communications - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination It was reported on September 9, 2009, that MIFUMI, a women's rights organization that promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride-price violations, together with other concerned individuals, filed a legal The Government of Uganda has submitted a bill on insolvency to the Parliament. The aim of the legislation "is to rationalise the law and combine the relevant provisions into one applicable to individuals as well as It was reported on August 27, 2009, that Catherine Dupe Atoki, Commissioner of the African Union (AU) Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, called on African countries to outlaw torture. (African Union Human Rights Head Calls It was reported on June 21, 2009, that Fred Ruhindi, Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Deputy Attorney General, introduced in the parliament a new bill, Domestic Violence Bill 2009, designed to extend It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Council of Pallisa District, one of 80 districts in Uganda, will soon pass a by-law dealing with a host of issues ranging from daytime drinking, to hygiene, It was reported on May 17, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament has passed into law a bill allowing dual citizenship and sent it to the President's desk for signature (Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment) Bill It was reported on June 2, 2009, that Kizza Besigye the Chairman of the Forum for Democratic Change, a Ugandan political party, who lost presidential bids to the current Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni in 2001 and It was reported on May 19, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a resolution instructing the government to establish a judicial inquiry commission within two weeks to look into the problem of human sacrifice and trafficking It was reported on April 13, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a motion asking the government to promulgate a law regulating traditional healers and their practices. Christopher Kibazanga, the representative who put forward the motion, It was reported on March 16, 2009, that certain provisions of the Traffic and Road Safety Act of 1998 recently became effective. The implementation had been temporarily delayed by the Transportation Minister (according to andsect;1 of On March 10, 2009, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a statement in which it maintained that it is the ICC's mandate and not that of the Ugandan government to make a determination on venue for It was reported on March 4, 2009, that the Ugandan government is gearing up to propose the Tobacco Bill of 2009, which would impose tougher limits on the use of tobacco in the country. This bill, It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Ugandan Cabinet approved a bill that seeks to rein in domestic violence. The bill will now be presented to the Parliament. This bill makes engaging in domestic On March 2, 2009, in an address to the Information and Communications Technology Committee, Ugandan Security Minister, Amama Mbabazi, defended the Regulation of Interception of Communications Bill of 2007, which he had proposed as a tool... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401090_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Highest Court Refuses to Outlaw Capital Punishment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540965_text Capital punishment - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination It was reported on September 9, 2009, that MIFUMI, a women's rights organization that promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride-price violations, together with other concerned individuals, filed a legal The Government of Uganda has submitted a bill on insolvency to the Parliament. The aim of the legislation "is to rationalise the law and combine the relevant provisions into one applicable to individuals as well as It was reported on August 27, 2009, that Catherine Dupe Atoki, Commissioner of the African Union (AU) Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, called on African countries to outlaw torture. (African Union Human Rights Head Calls It was reported on June 21, 2009, that Fred Ruhindi, Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Deputy Attorney General, introduced in the parliament a new bill, Domestic Violence Bill 2009, designed to extend It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Council of Pallisa District, one of 80 districts in Uganda, will soon pass a by-law dealing with a host of issues ranging from daytime drinking, to hygiene, It was reported on May 17, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament has passed into law a bill allowing dual citizenship and sent it to the President's desk for signature (Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment) Bill It was reported on June 2, 2009, that Kizza Besigye the Chairman of the Forum for Democratic Change, a Ugandan political party, who lost presidential bids to the current Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni in 2001 and It was reported on May 19, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a resolution instructing the government to establish a judicial inquiry commission within two weeks to look into the problem of human sacrifice and trafficking It was reported on April 13, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a motion asking the government to promulgate a law regulating traditional healers and their practices. Christopher Kibazanga, the representative who put forward the motion, It was reported on March 16, 2009, that certain provisions of the Traffic and Road Safety Act of 1998 recently became effective. The implementation had been temporarily delayed by the Transportation Minister (according to andsect;1 of On March 10, 2009, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a statement in which it maintained that it is the ICC's mandate and not that of the Ugandan government to make a determination on venue for It was reported on March 4, 2009, that the Ugandan government is gearing up to propose the Tobacco Bill of 2009, which would impose tougher limits on the use of tobacco in the country. This bill, It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Ugandan Cabinet approved a bill that seeks to rein in domestic violence. The bill will now be presented to the Parliament. This bill makes engaging in domestic On March 2, 2009, in an address to the Information and Communications Technology Committee, Ugandan Security Minister, Amama Mbabazi, defended the Regulation of Interception of Communications Bill of 2007, which he had proposed as a tool It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 29 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540965_text Global Legal Monitor: Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Uganda: Border Demarcation Planned in Lake http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540670_text Natural resources - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination It was reported on September 9, 2009, that MIFUMI, a women's rights organization that promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride-price violations, together with other concerned individuals, filed a legal The Government of Uganda has submitted a bill on insolvency to the Parliament. The aim of the legislation "is to rationalise the law and combine the relevant provisions into one applicable to individuals as well as It was reported on August 27, 2009, that Catherine Dupe Atoki, Commissioner of the African Union (AU) Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, called on African countries to outlaw torture. (African Union Human Rights Head Calls It was reported on June 21, 2009, that Fred Ruhindi, Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Deputy Attorney General, introduced in the parliament a new bill, Domestic Violence Bill 2009, designed to extend It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Council of Pallisa District, one of 80 districts in Uganda, will soon pass a by-law dealing with a host of issues ranging from daytime drinking, to hygiene, It was reported on May 17, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament has passed into law a bill allowing dual citizenship and sent it to the President's desk for signature (Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment) Bill It was reported on June 2, 2009, that Kizza Besigye the Chairman of the Forum for Democratic Change, a Ugandan political party, who lost presidential bids to the current Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni in 2001 and It was reported on May 19, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a resolution instructing the government to establish a judicial inquiry commission within two weeks to look into the problem of human sacrifice and trafficking It was reported on April 13, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a motion asking the government to promulgate a law regulating traditional healers and their practices. Christopher Kibazanga, the representative who put forward the motion, It was reported on March 16, 2009, that certain provisions of the Traffic and Road Safety Act of 1998 recently became effective. The implementation had been temporarily delayed by the Transportation Minister (according to andsect;1 of On March 10, 2009, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a statement in which it maintained that it is the ICC's mandate and not that of the Ugandan government to make a determination on venue for It was reported on March 4, 2009, that the Ugandan government is gearing up to propose the Tobacco Bill of 2009, which would impose tougher limits on the use of tobacco in the country. This bill, It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Ugandan Cabinet approved a bill that seeks to rein in domestic violence. The bill will now be presented to the Parliament. This bill makes engaging in domestic On March 2, 2009, in an address to the Information and Communications Technology Committee, Ugandan Security Minister, Amama Mbabazi, defended the Regulation of Interception of Communications Bill of 2007, which he had proposed as a tool It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda are planning to clearly mark their border in Lake Edward. The work will be done by a team composed of representatives of the two countries and will... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540670_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: New Law to Allow Dual Citizenship http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540600_text Citizenship and nationality - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination It was reported on September 9, 2009, that MIFUMI, a women's rights organization that promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride-price violations, together with other concerned individuals, filed a legal The Government of Uganda has submitted a bill on insolvency to the Parliament. The aim of the legislation "is to rationalise the law and combine the relevant provisions into one applicable to individuals as well as It was reported on August 27, 2009, that Catherine Dupe Atoki, Commissioner of the African Union (AU) Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, called on African countries to outlaw torture. (African Union Human Rights Head Calls It was reported on June 21, 2009, that Fred Ruhindi, Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Deputy Attorney General, introduced in the parliament a new bill, Domestic Violence Bill 2009, designed to extend It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Council of Pallisa District, one of 80 districts in Uganda, will soon pass a by-law dealing with a host of issues ranging from daytime drinking, to hygiene, It was reported on May 17, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament has passed into law a bill allowing dual citizenship and sent it to the President's desk for signature (Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment) Bill It was reported on June 2, 2009, that Kizza Besigye the Chairman of the Forum for Democratic Change, a Ugandan political party, who lost presidential bids to the current Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni in 2001 and It was reported on May 19, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a resolution instructing the government to establish a judicial inquiry commission within two weeks to look into the problem of human sacrifice and trafficking It was reported on April 13, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a motion asking the government to promulgate a law regulating traditional healers and their practices. Christopher Kibazanga, the representative who put forward the motion, It was reported on March 16, 2009, that certain provisions of the Traffic and Road Safety Act of 1998 recently became effective. The implementation had been temporarily delayed by the Transportation Minister (according to andsect;1 of On March 10, 2009, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a statement in which it maintained that it is the ICC's mandate and not that of the Ugandan government to make a determination on venue for It was reported on March 4, 2009, that the Ugandan government is gearing up to propose the Tobacco Bill of 2009, which would impose tougher limits on the use of tobacco in the country. This bill, It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Ugandan Cabinet approved a bill that seeks to rein in domestic violence. The bill will now be presented to the Parliament. This bill makes engaging in domestic On March 2, 2009, in an address to the Information and Communications Technology Committee, Ugandan Security Minister, Amama Mbabazi, defended the Regulation of Interception of Communications Bill of 2007, which he had proposed as a tool It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda are planning to clearly mark their border in Lake Edward. The work will be done by a team composed of representatives of the two countries and will On August 17, 2008, the Ugandan Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment) Bill of 2008 was introduced on the floor of the Ugandan Parliament. The bill will give effect to the Constitution... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 28 Aug 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540600_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Anti Corruption Policy Under Criticism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540571_text Government ethics and transparency - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination It was reported on September 9, 2009, that MIFUMI, a women's rights organization that promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride-price violations, together with other concerned individuals, filed a legal The Government of Uganda has submitted a bill on insolvency to the Parliament. The aim of the legislation "is to rationalise the law and combine the relevant provisions into one applicable to individuals as well as It was reported on August 27, 2009, that Catherine Dupe Atoki, Commissioner of the African Union (AU) Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, called on African countries to outlaw torture. (African Union Human Rights Head Calls It was reported on June 21, 2009, that Fred Ruhindi, Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Deputy Attorney General, introduced in the parliament a new bill, Domestic Violence Bill 2009, designed to extend It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Council of Pallisa District, one of 80 districts in Uganda, will soon pass a by-law dealing with a host of issues ranging from daytime drinking, to hygiene, It was reported on May 17, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament has passed into law a bill allowing dual citizenship and sent it to the President's desk for signature (Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment) Bill It was reported on June 2, 2009, that Kizza Besigye the Chairman of the Forum for Democratic Change, a Ugandan political party, who lost presidential bids to the current Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni in 2001 and It was reported on May 19, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a resolution instructing the government to establish a judicial inquiry commission within two weeks to look into the problem of human sacrifice and trafficking It was reported on April 13, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a motion asking the government to promulgate a law regulating traditional healers and their practices. Christopher Kibazanga, the representative who put forward the motion, It was reported on March 16, 2009, that certain provisions of the Traffic and Road Safety Act of 1998 recently became effective. The implementation had been temporarily delayed by the Transportation Minister (according to andsect;1 of On March 10, 2009, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a statement in which it maintained that it is the ICC's mandate and not that of the Ugandan government to make a determination on venue for It was reported on March 4, 2009, that the Ugandan government is gearing up to propose the Tobacco Bill of 2009, which would impose tougher limits on the use of tobacco in the country. This bill, It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Ugandan Cabinet approved a bill that seeks to rein in domestic violence. The bill will now be presented to the Parliament. This bill makes engaging in domestic On March 2, 2009, in an address to the Information and Communications Technology Committee, Ugandan Security Minister, Amama Mbabazi, defended the Regulation of Interception of Communications Bill of 2007, which he had proposed as a tool It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda are planning to clearly mark their border in Lake Edward. The work will be done by a team composed of representatives of the two countries and will On August 17, 2008, the Ugandan Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment) Bill of 2008 was introduced on the floor of the Ugandan Parliament. The bill will give effect to the Constitution The Ugandan government has come under heavy criticism for its ";go slow policies"; in cleaning up corruption. Niels Hjotdal, head of the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), recently criticized the Ugandan government ";for failing to punish... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540571_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Strict Anti-Corruption Law Drafted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540368_text Government ethics and transparency - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination It was reported on September 9, 2009, that MIFUMI, a women's rights organization that promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride-price violations, together with other concerned individuals, filed a legal The Government of Uganda has submitted a bill on insolvency to the Parliament. The aim of the legislation "is to rationalise the law and combine the relevant provisions into one applicable to individuals as well as It was reported on August 27, 2009, that Catherine Dupe Atoki, Commissioner of the African Union (AU) Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, called on African countries to outlaw torture. (African Union Human Rights Head Calls It was reported on June 21, 2009, that Fred Ruhindi, Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Deputy Attorney General, introduced in the parliament a new bill, Domestic Violence Bill 2009, designed to extend It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Council of Pallisa District, one of 80 districts in Uganda, will soon pass a by-law dealing with a host of issues ranging from daytime drinking, to hygiene, It was reported on May 17, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament has passed into law a bill allowing dual citizenship and sent it to the President's desk for signature (Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment) Bill It was reported on June 2, 2009, that Kizza Besigye the Chairman of the Forum for Democratic Change, a Ugandan political party, who lost presidential bids to the current Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni in 2001 and It was reported on May 19, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a resolution instructing the government to establish a judicial inquiry commission within two weeks to look into the problem of human sacrifice and trafficking It was reported on April 13, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a motion asking the government to promulgate a law regulating traditional healers and their practices. Christopher Kibazanga, the representative who put forward the motion, It was reported on March 16, 2009, that certain provisions of the Traffic and Road Safety Act of 1998 recently became effective. The implementation had been temporarily delayed by the Transportation Minister (according to andsect;1 of On March 10, 2009, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a statement in which it maintained that it is the ICC's mandate and not that of the Ugandan government to make a determination on venue for It was reported on March 4, 2009, that the Ugandan government is gearing up to propose the Tobacco Bill of 2009, which would impose tougher limits on the use of tobacco in the country. This bill, It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Ugandan Cabinet approved a bill that seeks to rein in domestic violence. The bill will now be presented to the Parliament. This bill makes engaging in domestic On March 2, 2009, in an address to the Information and Communications Technology Committee, Ugandan Security Minister, Amama Mbabazi, defended the Regulation of Interception of Communications Bill of 2007, which he had proposed as a tool It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda are planning to clearly mark their border in Lake Edward. The work will be done by a team composed of representatives of the two countries and will On August 17, 2008, the Ugandan Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment) Bill of 2008 was introduced on the floor of the Ugandan Parliament. The bill will give effect to the Constitution The Ugandan government has come under heavy criticism for its ";go slow policies"; in cleaning up corruption. Niels Hjotdal, head of the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), recently criticized the Ugandan government ";for failing to punish The Government of Uganda recently introduced a harsh anti-corruption bill that has a broad definition of "corruption." Among other provisions, the bill provides for a sentence of up to 14 years of imprisonment upon conviction of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540368_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Peace Agreement Shields Some from International Prosecution http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540328_text War - In August 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the HIV and AIDS prevention and control bill, which, among other measures, criminalizes intentional transmission of HIV and requires pregnant women to undergo mandatory HIV testing. On December 18, 2013, Uganda's 375-member unicameral Parliament adopted the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, which seeks to establish a catch-all offense of pornography and provide a comprehensive legal regime on the subject. (Yasiin Mugerwa andamp; Nelson Wesonga, On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public On June 18, 2013, a group of female judges in Uganda expressed concern over the increase in gender-based domestic violence and abuse in their country. (Domestic Violence Cases Soar, NEW VISION (June 18, On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched in Uganda jointly by that country's government, the United Nations High Commissioner Uganda's Parliament recently passed a new media law, the Uganda Communications Act 2012, and created a "contents committee" to review complaints submitted about the contents of various media, including broadcasting, cinema, telecommunications, postal services, and video It was reported on April 17, 2012, that a group of Members of the Parliament of Uganda, led by MP Gerald Karuhanga, are preparing to move a motion aimed at amending the Constitution and re-instating presidential On February 8, 2012, the Ugandan government tabled the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, which, if enacted, will give effect to andsect; 244 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, It was reported on July 14, 2011, that Uganda's 332-member unicameral Parliament (Parliament website, last visited July 18, 2011) is close to passing the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, a private member's bill that seeks, Reuters reported on June 28, 2011, that the Ugandan government has brought six individuals, said to be opposition supporters, before a court in Kampala on treason charges. (Elias Biryabarema, Uganda Charges Six with Treason for In late May 2011, lawyers from the East Africa Law Society (EALS) filed several suits with the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania, against the Kenyan and Ugandan governments and the East African Community On March 23, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report documenting how the Government of Uganda, through its Rapid Response Unit under the Ugandan police, routinely practices illegal detention and torture, and sometimes extrajudicial killing, On February 11, 2011, Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament, ordered 77 MPs to vacate their seats in the eighth Parliament. The term for this Parliament ends in May of this year On February 1, 2011, the Ugandan Constitutional Court issued a ruling that may force 70 of the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament to vacate their seats. The ruling found it unconstitutional for an MP to switch party In what rights groups are already calling a landmark ruling, on December 30, 2010, the Ugandan High Court at Kampala ruled that media outlets may not publish information exposing individuals' identity as homosexuals (Uganda Court Ruling On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes Uganda's proposed law, the Public Order Management Bill, has been criticized by a number of legislators and by civil society organizations as limiting civil liberties, as well as being counter to a recent Constitutional Court ruling. On September 23, 2010, in Uganda, the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court released two men from Pakistan who had been in custody in the case of the July 11, 2010, bombings in Kampala. Seventy-six people died and The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, recently called upon the Ugandan government to enact the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Bill, 2009 (Milton Olupot, UN Expert Wants Torture Bill Passed, THE NEW VISION It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with On August 25, 2010, a five-judge panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court, by a unanimous decision, declared the provisions of the Ugandan Penal Code Act (andsect;andsect;39 andamp; 40) on sedition unconstitutional and therefore void. The Government On August 4, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Computer Misuse Bill (No. 23 of 2008), which, among other things, seeks to ensure the security of and prevent unlawful access to computers and information On June 23, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament approved the Emoluments and Benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister Bill 2009, governing the salaries, allowances, and retirement benefits of those officials as well as entitlements It was reported on July 15, 2010, that in the wake of a terrorist attack on July 11 in Kampala that claimed 74 civilian lives, the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Regulation of Interception of It was reported on June 24, 2010, that the Members of the Ugandan Parliament Sessional Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)made a recommendation that the authority to issue warrants under the Regulation of Interception of On May 18, 2010, the HIV Prevention and Control Bill, which seeks to control the spread of the disease and put in place safeguards to protect individuals living with HIV/AIDS, was proposed to the Ugandan Parliament On May 6, 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed The National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill No. 17 of 2008 and abolished compulsory membership of youths in the village councils of the area of their residence. (Parliament Outlaws It was reported on March 29, 2010, that the Ugandan Constitutional Court, in what appears to be a major blow to women's rights groups, rejected a petition for abolishing the traditional practice of bride price (dowry) Uganda recently became the first nation to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The agreement was signed in Kampala, Uganda, on Oct. 22, 2009. (African On December 10, 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a law banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). (Daniel Edyegu, Sensitise Public on Female Circumcision Law, THE NEW VISION, Dec. 15, 2009, available at one"andgt;http://allafrica.com/stories/200912160586.html.) On December 8, 2009, Ugandan local government minister Adolf Mwesige introduced in the parliament the Regional Governments Bill 2009. (Joyce Namutebi, Regional Governments Bill Tabled, THE NEW VISION ONLINE, Dec. 14, 2009, available at WORLD NEWS It was reported on November 14, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed into law the Domestic Violence Bill of 2009, which seeks to protect the victims and provides for the punishment of perpetrators of the crime It was reported on November 6, 2009, that the Ugandan Trade Ministry, at the request of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, had proposed a counterfeit goods bill, which, if passed into law, will ban trading in goods It was reported on October 12, 2009, that the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an independent body established under the 1995 Constitution whose functions, among other things, include investigating possible human rights violations, released its annual It was reported on October 4, 2009, that the Uganda Law Reform Commission is gearing up to present before the Ugandan Parliament the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which, if passed, would penalize discrimination It was reported on September 9, 2009, that MIFUMI, a women's rights organization that promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence, abuse, and bride-price violations, together with other concerned individuals, filed a legal The Government of Uganda has submitted a bill on insolvency to the Parliament. The aim of the legislation "is to rationalise the law and combine the relevant provisions into one applicable to individuals as well as It was reported on August 27, 2009, that Catherine Dupe Atoki, Commissioner of the African Union (AU) Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, called on African countries to outlaw torture. (African Union Human Rights Head Calls It was reported on June 21, 2009, that Fred Ruhindi, Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Deputy Attorney General, introduced in the parliament a new bill, Domestic Violence Bill 2009, designed to extend It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Council of Pallisa District, one of 80 districts in Uganda, will soon pass a by-law dealing with a host of issues ranging from daytime drinking, to hygiene, It was reported on May 17, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament has passed into law a bill allowing dual citizenship and sent it to the President's desk for signature (Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment) Bill It was reported on June 2, 2009, that Kizza Besigye the Chairman of the Forum for Democratic Change, a Ugandan political party, who lost presidential bids to the current Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni in 2001 and It was reported on May 19, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a resolution instructing the government to establish a judicial inquiry commission within two weeks to look into the problem of human sacrifice and trafficking It was reported on April 13, 2009, that the Ugandan Parliament passed a motion asking the government to promulgate a law regulating traditional healers and their practices. Christopher Kibazanga, the representative who put forward the motion, It was reported on March 16, 2009, that certain provisions of the Traffic and Road Safety Act of 1998 recently became effective. The implementation had been temporarily delayed by the Transportation Minister (according to andsect;1 of On March 10, 2009, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a statement in which it maintained that it is the ICC's mandate and not that of the Ugandan government to make a determination on venue for It was reported on March 4, 2009, that the Ugandan government is gearing up to propose the Tobacco Bill of 2009, which would impose tougher limits on the use of tobacco in the country. This bill, It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Ugandan Cabinet approved a bill that seeks to rein in domestic violence. The bill will now be presented to the Parliament. This bill makes engaging in domestic On March 2, 2009, in an address to the Information and Communications Technology Committee, Ugandan Security Minister, Amama Mbabazi, defended the Regulation of Interception of Communications Bill of 2007, which he had proposed as a tool It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda are planning to clearly mark their border in Lake Edward. The work will be done by a team composed of representatives of the two countries and will On August 17, 2008, the Ugandan Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment) Bill of 2008 was introduced on the floor of the Ugandan Parliament. The bill will give effect to the Constitution The Ugandan government has come under heavy criticism for its ";go slow policies"; in cleaning up corruption. Niels Hjotdal, head of the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), recently criticized the Ugandan government ";for failing to punish The Government of Uganda recently introduced a harsh anti-corruption bill that has a broad definition of "corruption." Among other provisions, the bill provides for a sentence of up to 14 years of imprisonment upon conviction of The Ugandan government and the Lord Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan rebel movement, recently signed a peace agreement that will shield some members of the LRA from international prosecution. According to this agreement, members of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540328_text