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Uganda Law Society launches Rule of Law report 2019

Guests pose for a group photo after the ULS President officially launched it today at Kampala Serena Hotel. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

KAMPALA – The Uganda Law Society (ULS) has on Thursday, July 4 officially launched the second quarterly Rule of Law Report 2019 at Serena Hotel in Kampala.

The report that has been launched will highlight the issues faced by the rule of law in Uganda during the second quarter of the year 2019.

Mr. Peter Kinobe, the ULS President who officially launched the report called upon the public to speak up amidst acts of impunity.

“As the national bar association which is mandated to uphold the Rule of Law, the ULS through the Rule of Law department launched the first quarterly ULS Rule of Law Report of 2019, on April 11, 2019, at Kampala Serena Hotel,” the Council said.

The second Rule of Law quarterly report raised a number of issues on human rights, transparency and accountability.

It also led to due process and climate of legality such as; media freedoms, blocking of opposition political party activities and meetings.

Among other issues include the protection of the right to life and security of persons, death under unclear circumstances, freedom from torture, cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment among others.

ULS Executive Council Treasurer, Mr. Aaron Besigye during his presentation of the Rule of Law report on Thursday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

ULS Executive Council Treasurer, Mr. Aaron Besigye during his presentation said that there were some recommendations made regarding the “Wave of Criminal Activity in the Country.”

He said one of them was that the Government should institute a specific inquiry into the serial killings and the unresolved murder cases in recent years and publish a report on the same.

According to the Executive Council and Staff of the Uganda Law Society, at the beginning of this year, the ULS launched the first quarterly report from January to April 2019 and this period was inundated with several activities, events and engagements which included strengthening ties and relations with various stakeholders.

The ULS also continued to contribute policy processes by making submissions on pending Bills to Parliament.

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