Uganda Celebrates International Human Rights Day

Uganda joined the rest of the world on December 12 2018 to celebrate the International Human Rights Day presided over the by the Chief Justice, Hon. Justice Bart Katureebe. The event was preceded by a march around Kampala city that drew participation from JLOS institutions, development partners, human rights defenders, the media and members of parliament. READ MORE Published: December 12, 2018

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…

Uganda Police issues Guidelines for the 2018 Festive Season

The Uganda Police Force has issued guidelines for securing concert and performance gatherings during the upcoming end of year / Christmas festive season. According to a press release issued by the Police Spokesperson, SSP Emilian Kayima, these are security and safety guidelines being issued for compliance by organizers of concerts, owners and managers of venues across the country. These guidelines are meant to ensure the safety and security for all…

E-PASSPORT: What You Need to Know

By Jacob SiminyuThe Ministry of Internal Affairs has recently received a number of questions through our websites www.mia.go.ug and www.immigration.go.ug enquiring about the e-passport. I am privileged to provide some key information to the public as Uganda progresses with the roll out of the e-passport. Our current passport called the Machine-Readable Passport (MRP), holds only traditional text information, a photo and the ghost image. It does not have biometric features…