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LDC Alumni Association elects leaders

The Law Development Centre Alumni Association has elected its first executive committee to take over leadership from the task force team which has spear-headed the creation and establishment of the association. The association is an umbrella body of all old students of the Law Development Centre. At its annual general meeting held at the weekend, members elected Lawyer John Marry Mugisha the chairman. He takes over the mantle from Justice…

Special Report: National Action Plan for Human Rights (Uganda)

The National Action Plan for Human Rights (NAP) is an integrated and systematic national strategy to help realize the advancement of human rights in any country. The Government of Uganda is developing a National Action Plan that will set out the ways in which the Government fulfils its responsibility to protect and promote human rights in Uganda. It will spell out the specific objectives and priorities in this regard, and…

Over 10 international companies express interest in building the JLOS house complex

The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs on behalf of the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) has received expressions of interest from Thirteen (13) firms/consortia that have submitted proposals for the role of lead Investor/developer/operator for the JLOS House Complex. This development comes following the publication of a request for Expression of Interest (EOI) that was issued in June 2014 in Kampala, Uganda where eligible companies or consortia were…

A Celebration of the Day of the African Child

In 1976, thousands of black school children took to the streets of Soweto, South Africa. In a march more than half a mile long, they protested the inferior quality of their education and demanded their right to be taught in their own language. Hundreds of young boys and girls were shot down by security forces. In the 2 weeks of protest that followed, more than a hundred people were killed…