A report published by APC titled “End violence: women’s rights and safety online”, points out that technology related violence includes acts or behaviors that cause mental or physical harm or suffering. This has been normalized as part of people's online interactions.
Although not often highlighted as such, technology related violence is a form of GBV and falls within the de
Lately, many nations have been bombarded by the rising cases of corruption. This vice has hindered lots of progress with public funds swindled and channeled away from their intended use to satisfy people’s selfish interests.
Notably, it is the persons positions of authority who are put to task with corruption mainly monitored at higher levels; and we forget the role that the "common pe
During this period where many businesses and places of worship have closed down, many couples have found the need to have their weddings celebrated in unlicensed places.
The safest way to celebrate such weddings however, is to obtain special licenses, they should in addition to the usual requirements, prove to the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs that there is no lawful impedim
The abrupt onset of COVID-19 greatly affected the ability of people to perform contracts. It is a general rule under contract law that where a party fails to perform his or her contractual obligations, he or she has committed a breach of contract that gives rise to liability under the contract. It is therefore key for parties to contracts to identify how to manage contracts during this period. Be
Many times we have found ourselves erroneously submitting wrong dates of birth, age, names or at times adopt different names along the way.
This may not only be questionable in regards to one's academic documents, birth certificate, national identity Card but it may also raise doubts during your job application, when vying for a political position or joining any academic institution.
During the COVID-19 crisis, many people have found themselves stuck in foreign countries, with with some having property in their home countries needing management, others need to enter into and perform contracts; and many of these activities require the people involved on ground.
However, this can be resolved by making use of Powers of Attorney (POAs) through which one can appoint another f
Adoption is the legal process by which the court's order extinguished and terminates the rights and responsibilities of the biological parents of the child and transfers those rights and responsibilities to the adopter.
Many times parents are quick to give out their children to foreigners for adoption due to various reasons ranging from poverty anxiety and the belief that their children will
Recent news has revealed that Uganda has recorded over 21,000 child abuse cases since the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Uganda. This is in reference to; https://bit.ly/31BtPwF
The COVID-19 period has been characterized by a great increase in the cases of child marriages, child trafficking, teen pregnancies, sexual and gender based violence; all which were worsened by the closure of schoo
In recent times, the late singer Paul Kafeero's family has been shown in the news. They want to dig up his grave and to access his body due to wrangles relating to paternity disputes. See: https://bit.ly/2PA5Qbv
It is illegal to dig up graves without permission. It is a criminal offence called "disturbing the peace of the dead"; and can attract a criminal penalty.
The Presidential directive to lock-down the Country upon the onset of COVID-19, was helpful in curbing its spread, but has impacted negatively on young girls. The well-being of many Ugandan girls is at risk with the increasing numbers of defilement, teenage pregnancy and early marriage victims. Young girls are many times idle, which predisposes them to sexual activity.
Case backlog is a reference made to those cases that have been pending before the courts of law for more than two years.
There Is no doubt that Post COVID 19 is certainly going to worsen the already alarming situation in case management and disposal before the courts of law which have been abnormally working in abnormal situations without hearing or determining cases save for writing and
Culture is used to justify Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) by evoking traditional beliefs and practices about how women and girls should be treated. Some of these cultural behaviours and beliefs include early marriage, female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), honour killing and maiming, among others.
Today's New Vision Newspaper (29th July, 2020) captured a story involving six girl
The Gulu Municipality Member of Parliament Hon. Lyandro Komakech was recently granted leave of Parliament to introduce the Human Rights Defenders' Protection Bill, 2020. See the motion at https://bit.ly/3eZUnMH
Human rights defenders (HRDs) are defined by the United Nations as “people who, individually or with others, act to promote or protect human rights”. They also play an esse
Save for the constitutional rights clearly stipulated under the Constitution of Uganda, there are also duties imposed on every Ugandan to oblige. These duties include the following; (a) To be patriotic and loyal to Uganda and to promote its wellbeing; (b) To engage in gainful work for the good of that Citizen, the family and the common good and to contribute to national development;
Yes we need the legal aid law urgently passed by the 10th parliament for the following grounds:
The global pandemic of COVID 19 has has had a devastating impact on the economy leaving the small income earners crippled with no means to pay for legal services than ever before but rather left to benefit from the legal aid law for access to justice
The proposed Legal Aid Law will not only benefit the poor and vulnerable. It will also benefit the following:
The Government: The law will facilitate faster disposal of cases and consequently, the de-congestion of prisons and the Government will be able to cut down on the costs of feeding the currently high number of prisoners.
The Judiciary: The law will facilitate the right to a fair