There have been a number of instances of hospitals detaining patients over unpaid medical bills during the ongoing lockdown. This growing practice is a violation of human rights including the right to dignity and freedom from inhuman and degrading treatment as well as the right to personal liberty.
Hospitals are not legally gazetted detention centres for payment defaulters. Under no circumsta
"Appropriation" in the law of contract and sale of goods refers to a situation where a buyer or supplier performs an act to show that he/she has specifically selected/identified the contract goods with the intention of using them in performance of the contract.
Appropriation is usually done by a seller but can be done by a buyer as well.
According to the case of Merrell Dow Vs Norton, Where an inventor discloses confidential information revealing the existence of an invention and enabling a skilled person in that field to be able to reproduce that invention, it results to loss of patentability due to that disclosure.
Secondly, Oral disclosure does not anticipate a patent if made in confidence, whether express or implied. (Vi
The principle of double jeopardy basically requires that no one should be tried twice for the same offence. Therefore, one can use it as a defence to avoid prosecution for an offence for which he/she was previously acquitted/convicted of.
Further still, one cannot be convicted twice on two different crimes arising from the same chain of action except where the crimes carry a significant diff
Ugandan Citizenship 1.0 Who is a citizen of Uganda i. Every person born in Uganda, one of whose parents or grandparents is or was a member of any of the indigenous communities existing and residing within the borders of Uganda as at the first day of February, 1926 and set out in the third schedule of the constitution. (article10a of the constitution) ii. Every person born in or out
The law allows an employer to discharge an employee from employment for justifiable reasons including among others, expiry of contract and attainment of retirement age. The employer should however follow the law in doing so.
According to the Employment Act of 2006 an employer should serve the employee with a notice prior to termination of his employment depending on how long his employment h
Submit a filled application form for a patent and attach the patent document with a title, abstract, description, claims and drawings; and proof of payment to Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) which will allocate the document a filing date and patent application number.
URSB will examine the application in order to determine if the invention is patentable.
Many former candidates upon losing elections wish to challenge the election process and the manner in which votes were tallied.
The applicants must however note that they are limited by time. The application must at all levels be brought within 7 days from the date of the election. The Chief magistrate has got 74 days within which to determine the whether or not a recount should ensue.
With the recent country wide shut down of the internet by the government we move to examine the legal implication of the internet shutdown.
The right to Internet access, also known as the right to broadband or freedom to connect, is the view that all people must be able to access the Internet in order to exercise and enjoy their rights to freedom of expression and opinion and other fundamenta
In July 2016, the United Nations declared access to the Internet to be a human right vide resolution A/HRC/32/L.20. An addition was made to Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), that provides; “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to...seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media...” How
House arrest involves confinement of a person to his/her home or another specified location instead of incarceration in a jail or prison. House arrest may take on various forms such as curfew restrictions, home confinement/home incarceration, surrender of one's passport; among others.
Despite the fact that house arrests are not provided for under the law, Police in Uganda usually rely on Sec
In order for one to make a valid will, he or she should have the capacity to make the will, meaning that he or she should be an adult (18 and above); and should be of sound mind at the time of making the will (not insane, drunk, too sick or too old to understand what he or she is doing).
In determination of capacity, consideration is given to whether the person making the will (testator) know
Children have the right to give evidence in courts of law. Our criminal laws are specifically concerned with children of tender years who are 14 years and below. When a child is presented to give evidence in court, court has to establish whether the child understands the duty of telling the truth and has the necessary intelligence to remember and recollect facts. This procedure is termed as
In many instances, clients approach lawyers wanting to institute suits without understanding what the process entails. The foundation of every civil lawsuit starts with a defined injury or loss which constitute a cause of action.
A cause of action is a fact or combination of facts that give(s) a person the right to seek judicial redress or relief against another person; and the elements belo
All persons with legal capacity can sue and be sued. Legal capacity refers to the right or ability under the law to be able to engage in a particular undertaking. Legal capacity is generally determined by age and mental status. Therefore a person intending to sue should be an adult (18 years and above); and of sound mind. The law may also prescribe other circumstances under which a person may sue
Interesting innovations have been formed by various organisations to ease access to justice. To mention but a few these include the following:
The Podcasts by Legal Hub Uganda. Through those podcasts, they are able to use various media channels su ch as radio stations and social media to explain in brief the very complex legal terminologies for the benefit of the public.