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  1. Uganda - Human rights - Law, Act

    Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act, 2012 (No. 3 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-07-27 | Date of entry into force: 2012-09-18 | UGA-2012-L-94560

    An Act to give effect, in accordance with Articles 24 and 44(a) of the Constitution, to the respect of human dignity and protection from inhuman treatment by prohibiting and preventing any form of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; to provide for the crime of torture; to give effect to the obligations of Uganda as a State Party to the United Nation's Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and other related matters.

  2. Uganda - Human rights - Law, Act

    Whistleblowers Protection Act (No. 6 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-04-22 | Date of entry into force: 2010-05-11 | UGA-2010-L-88148

    An Act to provide for the procedures by which individuals in both the private and public sector may in the public interest disclose information that relates to irregular, illegal or corrupt practices; to provide for the protection against victimisation of persons who make disclosures; and to provide for related matters.

  3. Uganda - Human rights - Law, Act

    Uganda Human Rights Commission Act, 1997 (No. 4 of 1997) (Cap. 24). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997-05-02 | UGA-1997-L-94561

    An Act to make provision in relation to the Uganda Human Rights Commission in pursuance of articles 52(1)(i) and 58 of the Constitution.

  4. Uganda - Human rights - Law, Act

    Press and Journalist Statute, 1995 (No. 6 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-07-16 | Date of entry into force: 1995-07-28 | UGA-1995-L-56801

    Seeks to ensure the freedom of the press. Provides for the establishment of a Council responsible for the regulation of the mass media and the institute of Journalists of Uganda, and repeals the Newspaper and Publications Act and the Press Censorship and Correction Act.

  5. Uganda - Human rights - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Commission of Inquiry into Violation of Human Rights (Legal Notice No. 5 of 1986)

    Adoption: 1986-07-07 | UGA-1986-M-5140

    Establishes the Commission, which is to inquire into all aspect of violation of human rights and related practices committed against persons in Uganda by the regimes in power during the period from 9 Oct. 1962 to 25 Jan. 1986 and to recommend possible ways of preventing a recurrence.


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