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Children's Bill Signed into Law

President Museveni has assented to the Children’s (Amendment) Bill 2015, which seeks to strengthen the protection of children’s rights and restrict legal guardianship of children to Ugandan citizens. The President assented to the Bill on May 20, two months after the Bill was passed by Parliament. The law amends the old Children Act, 1997 (cap 59), which focused on the basic needs of the child. The passing of the legislation…

Statement on King's Day 2016 (Koningsdag)

The Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) extends its congratulations to the Government and the people of the Royal Kingdom of Netherlands as they commemorate the King’s Day. We also take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to the Government and the people of Netherlands for their support to the promotion of the rule of law, access to justice and respect for human rights in Uganda through support to the…

The Human Rights Tulip Award 2016: Call for Nominations

The Human Rights Tulip is an annual award of the Dutch government (organized by the Dutch MFA) for human rights defenders (individuals or organizations). The award started in 2008 and has over the years been awarded to individuals and organisations from a variety of countries who promote and support human rights in innovative ways. The aim is to put their valuable work in the public spotlight. Individuals or organizations working…

Statement on Nordic Day (2016)

The Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) extends its congratulations to the Government and the people of the Kingdom of Denmark, Sweden and the Kingdom of Norway as they commemorate the Nordic Day. We also take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to the Nordic countries for their support to the promotion of the rule of law, access to justice and respect for human rights in Uganda through support to…