Launch of the 7th Revised Edition of the Principal Laws of Uganda.

The Attorney General, Hon Kiryowa Kiwanuka, this morning launched the 7th revised edition of the Principal Laws of Uganda (Red Volumes), at a colorful event organized by the Law Reform Commission and held at the Office of the President Conference hall, in Kampala. This is after he had directed the Law Reform Commission to commence the revision of the laws of Uganda, an exercise that is supposed to take place once every 10 years, but had last taken place in over 20 years ago.

Hon Kiryowa Kiwanuka in his speech, acknowledged the fact that the revision was long overdue and promised all and sundry that as long as he is the Attorney General of Uganda, such a thing shall not happen again.

The revision of the laws of Uganda is done to clean up the countries statute book, to remove obsolete, repealed laws, update the amended ones and to add the newly enacted during the revision period. Such an exercise is handled by a Revision Committee appointed by the Attorney General with the secretariat at the Law Reform Commission.

At today’s event, the Hon AG directed, by statutory instrument, that the commencement date of the new 7th revised edition of the Principal Laws of Uganda is 1st July, 2024, and further directed the Law Reform Commission and the Revision Committee to make sure the Subsidiary Legislations (Blue Volumes) revision is concluded by December this year.

The function was attended by many dignitaries who included the Chairperson of the Law Reform Commission Pamela Tibihikirra-Kalyegira and a team of both current and former commissioners, Inspector General of Government, Ms. Betty Kamya, and the Principal Judge represented by Justice Musa Sekaana, the Commissioner General of Prison Mr. Johnson Byabashaija, the President Law Society of Uganda, and many others.

The Deputy Solicitor General, Director DCL and FPC plus Commissioners from FPC, the STA and DSTA, Heads of Regional Offices and the Librarian were part of the Ministry team that attended the event.

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