Juvenile Justice Training Manual being developed

The Justice, Law and Order Sector is participating in a project being undertaken to develop a “training of trainers” manual for duty bearers working within the child justice domain in Uganda. The manual is being developed to enhance access to justice for children in contact with the law within the premise of using more child sensitive approaches to justice for children and using detention as a last resort mechanism. The…

IEC benchmarking visit to the Republic of South Africa

PRETORIA -- The Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) is in the process of developing a policy to set the stage for effective Information, Education and Communication (IEC). In this regard, a team from the Justice, Law and Order Sector visited key institutions in the Government of the Republic of South Africa from August 25 – 30, 2014 to learn best practices in the design and implementation of IEC strategies…

JLOS holds validation workshop for the IEC Policy

KAMPALA – The Justice, Law and Order Sector on September 25 2014 held a validation workshop for the draft Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Policy. The policy is meant to streamline the IEC function in the seventeen (17) JLOS member institutions through a coordinated system and structure. Participants in the workshop were drawn from sector institutions, the Office of the Prime Minister (Directorate of Information and National Guidance), the Uganda…

Witness Protection Benchmarking in Kenya

The Uganda Law Reform Commission with support from the Justice, Law and Order Sector is developing a Witness Protection Bill to support the protection of witnesses in process of administration of justice. In that regard, a comparative benchmarking tour to Kenya was conceived and undertaken in August 2014 by a team of policy and technical persons from JLOS institutions led by the State Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and…