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mSME Garage: Driving Technology innovations in Legal Services

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) play a vital role in the development of the Ugandan economy. MSMEs collectively constitute about 90% of private sector production and employ over 2,5 million people. The results of a recent survey carried out with over 1800 MSMEs in Uganda highlighted that one fifth of MSMEs have not registered, and three quarters do not have a tax identification number (NATHAN, FSD & TNS, 2015…

Press Statement on Registration of Marriages in Uganda

PRESS RELEASE | JUNE 6, 2016 Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) is the Government Agency mandated to register all marriages that take place in Uganda. Uganda Registration Services Bureau has noted with concern, the recent media /public debate with respect to the validity of Customary Marriages, and now issues clarification as follows; A marriage is defined as a formal union between a man and woman recognized by law by which…

Manual on Child-Friendly Practices Launched

The Government of Uganda and UNICEF earlier today launched a child-friendly justice handbook to guide prosecutors and other actors in the criminal justice system, in handling child-related cases in a child-friendly and gender responsive manner. The handbook is produced by the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) with technical and financial support from UNICEF as well as financial support from the Justice, Law and Order Sector. The UK government provided financial…

DPP holds trainings on child friendly practices

In April 2016, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions launched the Handbook on ‘Prosecuting Child-Related Cases in Uganda’ with the support of UNICEF. The handbook clearly outlines the roles of prosecutors, police and other justice officials in responding to children who come in contact or in conflict with the law. Following the launch, the DPP held trainings for police and prosecutors on child friendly justice in Arua, Fort Portal, Gulu, Jinja,…