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BREAKING!!

The East African Court of Justice has dismissed with costs, the reference filed by lawyer Male Mabiriizi against the Attorney General of Uganda. The reference is about among others, whether the decision of the Supreme Court of Uganda, affirming the decision of the Constitutional Court of Uganda, that lifting the Age limits from the Constitution of Uganda by the Country's Parliament was against articles 6 and 7 of the East African Treaty, which enjoins the members states to observe the principles of Good governance and Rule of Law. A detailed Judgement will be shared in due course.
The Hon. MoJCA, has today morning met with a delegation from the Irish Embassy in Uganda, which was led by the Irish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E William Carlos.

The meeting, which took place in the Minister's office, centred its discussions on the Irish Embassy's willingness to resume its support to the JLOS sector, which had been paused a few years ago.
The ambassador William Carlos expressed his joy at how the sector has been and was performing even before. He also requested the Minister to help fast rack the appointment of the chairman of the Uganda Human Rights Commission and the other vacant commissioners posts, noting that the vacancies, especially that of the Chairperson have created a stalemate at the commission. He then congratulated the Government on its handling of the COVID 19 pandemic, noting that having registered no deaths, was an achievement worth noting and celebrating.

The Hon Minister too thanked the ambassador for the good news he had come with and even promised that the good relationship between the Ministry of Justice, the JLOS sector and the Irish Embassy will continue to flourish even as before. The meeting as also attended by Ms. Rachel Odoi Musoke the STA- JLOS.
The Hon. Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, has today hosted a delegation from the International Development Law Organisation, at the Ministry headquarters. The IDLO delegation was led by its country director Mr Felix Kyalo.
They discussed issues of mutual understanding and cooperation between Uganda and IDLO to further the development rule of law in Uganda.
The Hon Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs is presenting manifesto Achievements of the Ministry and Allied institutions at office if the President Auditorium.
HON. D.A.G HANDOVER CEREMONY.
It has been all smiles in the Ministry's boardroom today, as Hon. Mwesigwa Rukutana handed over office to the Hon. Jackson Kafuuzi, the new D.A.G.

In his remarks, Hon Rukutana thanked the team he worked with for the proffesionalism, colleguiality and friendship exhibited during his 5 year tenure as the D.A.G. He apealed to all and sundry that such should continue during the tenure of Hon. Kafuuzi or any other officer who might come in. He was also happy for the relationships he developed here, and that all of us will remain his friends, even though he left for his current posting.

Hon Kafuuzi, thanked God and the President for his appointment and thanked Hon Rukutana, who he said was an open and friendly colleague from their relationship as members of parliament, for the service he had rendered as the D.A.G. He continued to emphasize the spirit of consultation which he said he would use to help him easily settle in and serve the republic.

The function was presided over by the Hon. MoJCA, Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu and attended by the Ministry's top leaders including the Attorney General, Solicitor General, Administrator General, Directors Commissioners and all other members of senior management.
Yesterday, the Hon Kahinda Otafiire handed Over office as Minister Of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, to Hon. Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, at a ceremony held in the Ministry boardroom. Below is a Pictorial of the event.
LAW COUNCIL

PRESS RELEASE

THE BAR COURSE PRE -ENTRY EXAMINATIONS 2019

The Law Council by virtue of the Advocates (Amendment) Act, No. 27 of 2002, through the medium of the Committee on Legal Education and Training, exercises general supervision and control over professional legal education including continuing legal education for persons qualified to practice law in Uganda.

One of the functions of the Committee by virtue of Section 6C (1) (c) of the Advocates (Amendment) Act,2002, is to prescribe the professional requirements for admission to the Post- Graduate Bar Course and qualifications necessary for eligibility for enrolment as an advocate.

In exercise of the above powers, the Committee on Legal Education and Training issued the Advocates (Professional Requirements for Admission to Post-Graduate Bar Course) (Amendment) Notice, No.12 of 2010.
The above Notice introduced pre -entry examinations. The examinations have been conducted under the supervision of Law Council for the last 8 years.

However, due to lack of funds to administer the examination and the earlier decision by the Council to phase out pre- entry examinations, but in an orderly manner and in the interest of the aspirants and the profession at large, the Council agreed that the examinations would not be held in 2019.

Therefore, at the 188th meeting of the Law Council held on 14th August,2019 in the Law Council Boardroom, 7th Floor, Georgian House, George Street, Kampala, the Council having been duly constituted, resolved as follows:

1 That the Bar Course pre-entry examinations prescribed under paragraph 3 of the Advocates (Professional Requirements for Admission to Post-Graduate Bar Course) (Amendment) Notice, No.12 of 2010 be suspended and is hereby suspended.

2 That the admission to the Bar course modalities shall be as follows:

a) Total student Intake 2019/2020- 1680

b) The following categories of aspirants for admission to the course are eligible and shall be admitted on a priority basis for the 2019 intake:

I. All the fresh graduates of 2019 whose names were listed and submitted to the Law Council by their respective Universities, or, have otherwise been found eligible by the Law Council before the closure of the 2019 admissions.
II. Applicants who passed pre-entry in the previous years, i.e., 2016-2019, but had not joined LDC.
III. Applicants who were admitted to LDC, but failed and intend to repeat the failed subjects.
3. The backlog category, that is, aspirants who had failed to gain entry to the Bar course through the pre-entry examination. These shall be admitted by random selection to fill the remaining vacancies. Those who shall not gain immediate entry through the random system shall be eligible for priority entry in the years 2020 and 2021 respectively.

Dated at Kampala this, 20th day of August, 2019.

Hon. Justice F.M.S Egonda-Ntende
CHAIRPERSON, LAW COUNCIL

Mandate:

To provide legal advice and legal services as well as supporting the machinery that provides the legal framework for good governance

Vision:

To ensure constitutionalism, rule of law and due process. Mandate:

To provide legal advice and legal services as well as supporting the machinery that provides the legal framework for good governance


Mission:

To promote and facilitate an effective and efficient machinery capable of providing legal framework for good governance and delivery of legal advice and services to the Government, its allied institutions and to the general public.

Operating as usual

Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs updated their phone number. 26/08/2021

Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs updated their phone number.

Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs updated their phone number.

30/09/2020

BREAKING!!

The East African Court of Justice has dismissed with costs, the reference filed by lawyer Male Mabiriizi against the Attorney General of Uganda. The reference is about among others, whether the decision of the Supreme Court of Uganda, affirming the decision of the Constitutional Court of Uganda, that lifting the Age limits from the Constitution of Uganda by the Country's Parliament was against articles 6 and 7 of the East African Treaty, which enjoins the members states to observe the principles of Good governance and Rule of Law. A detailed Judgement will be shared in due course.

BREAKING!!

The East African Court of Justice has dismissed with costs, the reference filed by lawyer Male Mabiriizi against the Attorney General of Uganda. The reference is about among others, whether the decision of the Supreme Court of Uganda, affirming the decision of the Constitutional Court of Uganda, that lifting the Age limits from the Constitution of Uganda by the Country's Parliament was against articles 6 and 7 of the East African Treaty, which enjoins the members states to observe the principles of Good governance and Rule of Law. A detailed Judgement will be shared in due course.

Photos from Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs's post 15/07/2020

The Hon. MoJCA, has today morning met with a delegation from the Irish Embassy in Uganda, which was led by the Irish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E William Carlos.

The meeting, which took place in the Minister's office, centred its discussions on the Irish Embassy's willingness to resume its support to the JLOS sector, which had been paused a few years ago.
The ambassador William Carlos expressed his joy at how the sector has been and was performing even before. He also requested the Minister to help fast rack the appointment of the chairman of the Uganda Human Rights Commission and the other vacant commissioners posts, noting that the vacancies, especially that of the Chairperson have created a stalemate at the commission. He then congratulated the Government on its handling of the COVID 19 pandemic, noting that having registered no deaths, was an achievement worth noting and celebrating.

The Hon Minister too thanked the ambassador for the good news he had come with and even promised that the good relationship between the Ministry of Justice, the JLOS sector and the Irish Embassy will continue to flourish even as before. The meeting as also attended by Ms. Rachel Odoi Musoke the STA- JLOS.

Photos from Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs's post 09/07/2020

The Hon. Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, has today hosted a delegation from the International Development Law Organisation, at the Ministry headquarters. The IDLO delegation was led by its country director Mr Felix Kyalo.
They discussed issues of mutual understanding and cooperation between Uganda and IDLO to further the development rule of law in Uganda.

Photos from Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs's post 26/05/2020

The Hon Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs is presenting manifesto Achievements of the Ministry and Allied institutions at office if the President Auditorium.

Photos from Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs's post 20/02/2020

HON. D.A.G HANDOVER CEREMONY.
It has been all smiles in the Ministry's boardroom today, as Hon. Mwesigwa Rukutana handed over office to the Hon. Jackson Kafuuzi, the new D.A.G.

In his remarks, Hon Rukutana thanked the team he worked with for the proffesionalism, colleguiality and friendship exhibited during his 5 year tenure as the D.A.G. He apealed to all and sundry that such should continue during the tenure of Hon. Kafuuzi or any other officer who might come in. He was also happy for the relationships he developed here, and that all of us will remain his friends, even though he left for his current posting.

Hon Kafuuzi, thanked God and the President for his appointment and thanked Hon Rukutana, who he said was an open and friendly colleague from their relationship as members of parliament, for the service he had rendered as the D.A.G. He continued to emphasize the spirit of consultation which he said he would use to help him easily settle in and serve the republic.

The function was presided over by the Hon. MoJCA, Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu and attended by the Ministry's top leaders including the Attorney General, Solicitor General, Administrator General, Directors Commissioners and all other members of senior management.

Photos from Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs's post 23/01/2020

Yesterday, the Hon Kahinda Otafiire handed Over office as Minister Of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, to Hon. Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, at a ceremony held in the Ministry boardroom. Below is a Pictorial of the event.

30/08/2019

LAW COUNCIL

PRESS RELEASE

THE BAR COURSE PRE -ENTRY EXAMINATIONS 2019

The Law Council by virtue of the Advocates (Amendment) Act, No. 27 of 2002, through the medium of the Committee on Legal Education and Training, exercises general supervision and control over professional legal education including continuing legal education for persons qualified to practice law in Uganda.

One of the functions of the Committee by virtue of Section 6C (1) (c) of the Advocates (Amendment) Act,2002, is to prescribe the professional requirements for admission to the Post- Graduate Bar Course and qualifications necessary for eligibility for enrolment as an advocate.

In exercise of the above powers, the Committee on Legal Education and Training issued the Advocates (Professional Requirements for Admission to Post-Graduate Bar Course) (Amendment) Notice, No.12 of 2010.
The above Notice introduced pre -entry examinations. The examinations have been conducted under the supervision of Law Council for the last 8 years.

However, due to lack of funds to administer the examination and the earlier decision by the Council to phase out pre- entry examinations, but in an orderly manner and in the interest of the aspirants and the profession at large, the Council agreed that the examinations would not be held in 2019.

Therefore, at the 188th meeting of the Law Council held on 14th August,2019 in the Law Council Boardroom, 7th Floor, Georgian House, George Street, Kampala, the Council having been duly constituted, resolved as follows:

1 That the Bar Course pre-entry examinations prescribed under paragraph 3 of the Advocates (Professional Requirements for Admission to Post-Graduate Bar Course) (Amendment) Notice, No.12 of 2010 be suspended and is hereby suspended.

2 That the admission to the Bar course modalities shall be as follows:

a) Total student Intake 2019/2020- 1680

b) The following categories of aspirants for admission to the course are eligible and shall be admitted on a priority basis for the 2019 intake:

I. All the fresh graduates of 2019 whose names were listed and submitted to the Law Council by their respective Universities, or, have otherwise been found eligible by the Law Council before the closure of the 2019 admissions.
II. Applicants who passed pre-entry in the previous years, i.e., 2016-2019, but had not joined LDC.
III. Applicants who were admitted to LDC, but failed and intend to repeat the failed subjects.
3. The backlog category, that is, aspirants who had failed to gain entry to the Bar course through the pre-entry examination. These shall be admitted by random selection to fill the remaining vacancies. Those who shall not gain immediate entry through the random system shall be eligible for priority entry in the years 2020 and 2021 respectively.

Dated at Kampala this, 20th day of August, 2019.

Hon. Justice F.M.S Egonda-Ntende
CHAIRPERSON, LAW COUNCIL

29/05/2019

The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, joins the whole country in mourning the death of former Prime Minister, Professor Apollo, Robin Nsibambi. He was a great statesman, educationist and served his country with utmost patriotism and valor. His wisdom and wise counsel will be greatly missed. Condolences go out to his family and the entire nation. May his soul Rest In Peace.

The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, joins the whole country in mourning the death of former Prime Minister, Professor Apollo, Robin Nsibambi. He was a great statesman, educationist and served his country with utmost patriotism and valor. His wisdom and wise counsel will be greatly missed. Condolences go out to his family and the entire nation. May his soul Rest In Peace.

04/03/2019

Judiciary's toll free line is now up and running. Call and give us feedback on court services in your Area.

Judiciary's toll free line is now up and running. Call and give us feedback on court services in your Area.

Photos from Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs's post 22/02/2019

Staff of the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, under the Finance and Administration Department have today met at Forest Cottages Bukoto to develop new job descriptions in order to serve the country better.

Photos from Equal Opportunities Commission's post 15/02/2019

Photos from Equal Opportunities Commission's post

15/12/2018

*Funeral Programme for the Late Henry Oluka, Principal State Attorney*, AG’s Chambers and brother to Jinja Resident Judge, Michael Elubu.

*Today, Saturday 15 Dec. 2018*
Vigil at the Late Henry's Residence in Kungu, Najeera starting at 5pm

*Sunday, 16 Dec. 2018*
Body arrives at Najeera residence for Funeral Service and Vigil starting at 5pm

*Monday, 17 Dec. 2018*
Funeral Service at St. Luke Church Ntinda starting at 9:00am

*Tuesday, 18 Dec. 2018*
Burial in Amuria Town Council, Amuria District, Starting at 12:00pm

*Funeral Programme for the Late Henry Oluka, Principal State Attorney*, AG’s Chambers and brother to Jinja Resident Judge, Michael Elubu.

*Today, Saturday 15 Dec. 2018*
Vigil at the Late Henry's Residence in Kungu, Najeera starting at 5pm

*Sunday, 16 Dec. 2018*
Body arrives at Najeera residence for Funeral Service and Vigil starting at 5pm

*Monday, 17 Dec. 2018*
Funeral Service at St. Luke Church Ntinda starting at 9:00am

*Tuesday, 18 Dec. 2018*
Burial in Amuria Town Council, Amuria District, Starting at 12:00pm

15/12/2018

Death Announcement.
We regret to inform you of the untimely death of one of our staff Member, Principal State Attorney, in the Directorate of civil litigation, Mr.Oluka Henry. He died of a heart attack, yesterday at Mulago heart institute. Burial programme will be shared in due course.
May his soul Rest in peace

Death Announcement.
We regret to inform you of the untimely death of one of our staff Member, Principal State Attorney, in the Directorate of civil litigation, Mr.Oluka Henry. He died of a heart attack, yesterday at Mulago heart institute. Burial programme will be shared in due course.
May his soul Rest in peace

Photos from Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs's post 04/10/2018

Pictorial at LDC #2018JLOSreview

Photos from Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs's post 04/10/2018

Happening Now.
The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, giving his opening remarks at the JLOS Government of Uganda-Development partners review at the Law development Center.

Photos from Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs's post 13/09/2018

Cabinet Ministers have today toured the newly completed Mulago Women's specialised hospital. The hospital constructed by funding from Government of Uganda and foreign partners has been handed over today to Government by the contractor.

Among many other services, the Hospital will offer;
High Risk ANC
Delivery and Post Natal Services
Gynecology
Uro-gynaecology w/focus on obstetric fistula
IVF
Laproscopic surgeries

The state of the art hospital will be open to the public beginning Monday 17 September, 2018.

Photos from Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs's post 09/08/2018

Good morning from Lira.
Ongoing now is an interface of the Lira District Coordination Committee (DCC) with the JLOS Publicity Committee at Lira High Court.
The JLOS Publicity Committee is on a roadtrip in northern Uganda to check on the institutions which are administering Justice in this region, to share with us there success and challenges faced in the administration of Justice
After here, the team will visit Lira Central Police Station and then head to Oyam district for another DCC meeting at 3:00pm.

26/07/2018

Justice Cheborion Barishaki: The intervention of police and UPDF was a necessary avenue for Parliament although treatment of the suspended MPs was inhumane.

Justice Cheborion Barishaki: The intervention of police and UPDF was a necessary avenue for Parliament although treatment of the suspended MPs was inhumane.

Photos from Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs's post 26/07/2018

The Justices have arrived. Justice Cheborion Barishaki is delivering his Judgement now.

Photos from Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs's post 26/07/2018

Its Judgement day today, and we are here in Mbale High court Building, waiting for the Five Justices of the Constitutional Court to deliver their Judgement on the Consolidated Constitutional Petitions, against t the Constitutional Amendment Act no.2 of 2017. Stay tuned for live updates.

17/07/2018

Next Week on Thursday, 26th of July, the Constitutional Court, Sitting in Mbale, will deliver the much awaited judgement on the Consolidated Constitutional Petitions that where heard sometime back in the same court, which were challenging the Constitutionality of the Constitutional Amendment act no. 2 of 2017.
It was heard infront of a 5 member bench comprising of The Hon. The Deputy Chief Justice, and four other Justices of Appeal, Namely Justice Remmy Kasule, Justice Kenneth Kakuru, Justice Esther Kisakye and Justice Cheborion Barishaki.
Save the date.
This page will give you a live updates of the goings on on the day. Make a date with us then.

14/06/2018

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09/06/2018

The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, joins the whole country in mourning the death of the Hon. Ibrahim Abiriga, Member of Parliament representing Arua Municipality, who, together with another man(According to police, identified by family as his young brother and Follower) was murdered in cold blood by yet to be known assailants near his home in Kawanda Kirinnyabigo, Wakiso District yesterday evening.
We also Join our sister JLOS institutions the Police and Ministry of Internal Affairs in urging the Public to remain calm as investigations into the cause and executors of the muder are underway.
May God confort the bereaved family, the NRM party, The Parliament of Uganda and people of Arua Municipality during this trying time .
May His soul Rest in Eternal Peace.

The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, joins the whole country in mourning the death of the Hon. Ibrahim Abiriga, Member of Parliament representing Arua Municipality, who, together with another man(According to police, identified by family as his young brother and Follower) was murdered in cold blood by yet to be known assailants near his home in Kawanda Kirinnyabigo, Wakiso District yesterday evening.
We also Join our sister JLOS institutions the Police and Ministry of Internal Affairs in urging the Public to remain calm as investigations into the cause and executors of the muder are underway.
May God confort the bereaved family, the NRM party, The Parliament of Uganda and people of Arua Municipality during this trying time .
May His soul Rest in Eternal Peace.

Photos from Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs's post 23/05/2018

JLOS PUBLICITY COMMITTEE ROAD TRIP UPDATE



May 23, 2018



By Edgar Kuhimbisa



Today the JLOS Publicity Committee was on the road with a stakeholder visit to Jinja and Iganga districts as part of the JPC stakeholder and citizen engagement program. During the visit to Iganga this morning, the JPC team participated in a DCC meeting at Jinja Chief Magistrates Court with a cross section of sector stakeholders in the district – judicial officers, officials from the ODPP, Uganda Law Society, Justice Centres Uganda, Uganda Prisons, Uganda Police, J4C programme et cetera. The purpose of the meeting was for the JPC team to appreciate challenges, opportunities and experiences of JLOS service providers in Jinja.



During the well-attended meeting, participants engaged freely on the most pressing issues such as lack of adequate infrastructure (esp in the prisons and judiciary), justice for children (no single children detention centre in Busoga sub region and only one police child reception centre), case backlog, shortage of staff among others.



The JPC team later headed to Iganga where there was a brief interaction with stakeholders at the Government prison and magistrates court.



The JPC road trip continues tomorrow with DCC meetings and other engagement formats scheduled with stakeholders in Tororo, Kapchorwa and Sironko Districts.

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