Welcome to the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs 

Hon Norbert Mao at the 2023 Access to Justice Annual Review
Hon Kiryowa Kiwanuka at the launch of the 7th revised edition of the principal laws of Uganda
Ministry leaders at the 2024 supplier conference

Our Mission

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

Our Mandate

Provide legal advice and legal services to Government, its allied institutions and to the general public and to support the machinery that provides the legal framework for good governance.

Our Vision

A nation that upholds the rule of law, good governance
and due process for all.

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Our Leadership

The Minister

Attorney General

Deputy Attorney General

Permanet Secretary

Solicitor General

Deputy Solicitor General

Our Services


The Directorate of Civil Litigation is charged with “legal representation of Government, its agencies and allied bodies in national, regional and international Courts of Law and Tribunals and Commissions”.


The mission / mandate of the Directorate is; “To ensure that estates of deceased persons, missing persons and persons of unsound mind, are administered in accordance with the Succession Laws in Uganda.”


The Mandate of the Department of Finance and Administration is; “provide support services to the Political Leadership and the Directorates and Departments of the Ministry for efficient and effective service delivery”.


Directorate of Legal Advisory is charged with the mandate; “to provide professional legal advisory support services to the Minister, Attorney General and Solicitor General in execution of the constitutional mandate to give advice to Government,


The mandate of the department is; “To act as the overall Regulatory Authority for the entire legal profession and Legal Aid Service Providers in Uganda”.


The directorate of First Parliamentary Counsel was established as an executive office under the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs responsible for drafting all legislation for the government.

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