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We would like to inform the public that the police as a law abiding institution, welcomed the ruling by the Constitutional Court of Uganda, that annulled section 8 of the Public Order Management Act, 2013. The section gave discretionary powers to the police, to stop or prevent the holding of a public meeting, where the public meeting is held contrary to the Act.

A task team led by the Director Legal and Human Rights Services is working with the Attorney General, to appeal against the ruling.




Published: March 30, 2020

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Thursday, 06 December 2018 15:57

2,000 prisoners seek presidential pardon


The Uganda Prisons Service has listed 2,100 inmates for Presidential pardon. The constitution empowers the President to pardon prisoners on the presidential prerogative of mercy upon advice of the Committee of Clemency and the Attorney General. The Uganda Prisons Spokesperson, Mr. Frank Baine said the list was submitted to the Attorney General's office (Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs) in August this year and they are awaiting a response from the President's office.




Published: December 6, 2018

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Hon. Fredrick Ruhindi yesterday handed over the office of the Attorney General to Hon. William Byaruhanga following the latter's appointment by his H.E the President in a new cabinet announced on June 6 2016. Hon. Ruhindi was appointed as attorney General last year in a cabinet reshuffle replacing Hon. Peter Nyombi.

During the handover ceremony held at the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs boardroom, the Ag. Solicitor General Ms Harriet Lwabi paid glowing tribute to Hon. Ruhindi who first joined the Ministry of Justice in the early 1980s as a young State Attorney . She described him as a people oriented person, an excellent team player and hard working legal professional. Ms Lwabi said that the Ministry of Justice was privileged to have had an excellent working relationship with the outgoing AG who has served in the ministry for a record 20 years in various capacities.

The Deputy Attorney General and Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Hon. Mwesigwa Rukutana thanked Hon. Ruhindi for a well job done during his tenure. Hon. Rukutana described Hon. Ruhindi as not just a boss and but a colleague and applauded him for a stellar legacy of dedicated service in the Ministry of Justice that accomplished alot for the country.

Hon. Ruhindi in his remarks said he was privileged and honored to have served in the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional with "the best team in the world" - in reference to staff at the Attorney General's chambers. He welcomed Hon. William Byaruhanga who he referred to as a "good friend and a "respectable colleague in the legal fraternity". He said he had no doubt  Hon. Byaruhanga was up to the task of serving as Attorney General given his reputation as an astute lawyer and manager in private legal practice.

Hon. William Byaruhanga who described his appointment as a "surprise" said he viewed his new position as an opportunity to make his contribution to the country as the principal legal adviser to Government. He thanked Hon. Ruhindi for the smooth transition and said he would always call on his proven expertise, wisdom and institutional memory. Hon. Byaruhanga promised to start from where Hon. Ruhindi stopped in the quest for enhanced efficiency and effectiveness in the AG's chambers and close partnership with institutions in the Justice, Law and Order Sector. 



1981-1992: State Attorney

1992 - 1999: Corporation Secretary, Uganda Investment Authority

2001: Elected to Parliament representing Nakawa Division, Kampla District

2006-2015: Deputy Attorney General and Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs

2015 - 2016: Attorney General



By This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Published: June 23, 2016

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Thursday, 12 March 2015 15:20

Hon. Nyombi hands over AG’s Office


KAMPALA – Hon. Fredrick Ruhindi has pledged to continue working towards a “people centered institution” in his new role as the Attorney General. This was during the handover ceremony of the office of the Attorney General held this morning at the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs. His Excellency the President appointed Hon. Ruhindi the new Attorney General replacing Hon. Peter Nyombi during a cabinet reshuffle on March 1 2015.

 Hon. Fredrick Ruhindi joined the Ministry of Justice in 1991 as a State Attorney and from June 2006 and February 2015 served as the Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and the Deputy Attorney General.  During this period (as deputy AG), he served under two Attorney’s General – Hon. Prof. Kiddhu Makubuya and Hon. Peter Nyombi.

During the handover ceremony witnessed by the Solicitor General, Mr. Francis Atoke and various heads of directorates and departments and other ministry staff, Hon. Ruhindi paid a warm and glowing tribute to outgoing AG Hon. Peter Nyombi. He recounted the earlier days when Hon. Nyombi worked in the First Parliamentary Counsel and referred to him as a source of inspiration. “He inspired us as young people…tall, elegant and smart..”, Hon. Ruhindi said of Hon. Peter Nyombi. He also went on to thank Hon. Nyombi for the comprehensive handover report which he said would guide him and the entire ministry in his new work as Attorney General.

Hon. Nyombi in his remarks thanked God for the opportunity of working as Attorney General for the last four years (since 2011) and thanked Hon. Fredrick Ruhindi, Hon. Kahinda Otafiire (Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs) and Mr. Francis Atoke (Solicitor General) for the cooperation accorded during his term. He highlighted of areas and issues that are being handled by the Attorney General’s Chambers which include: Government handover of land titles to the different kingdoms, Amuru Sugar Factory, the Sango Bay Project, ongoing arbitration cases in London between Tullow Oil and Government of Uganda as well as issues relating to constitutional amendments. The details are contained in a report handed over to Hon. Fredrick Ruhindi.




By This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ Published: Thursday March 12, 2015

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