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    Threats to Artistic Freedom in Uganda

    October 19, 2020

    Uganda's recent Stage Play and Public Entertainment Rules threaten to stifle the creative arts by limiting artistic expression. This piece goes over three areas of concern in the UCC's new rules on stage plays and public performances.

    Closing Civic Space for Climate Activists

    June 4, 2020

    This briefer, presented by ICNL and ECNL, outlines some of the common legal and extralegal measures used to target civil society actors working on climate justice. Many of these measures violate international and regional law, and threaten civil society’s ability to function and find solutions to urgent global environmental challenges.

    Top Trends: COVID-19 and Civic Space

    May 27, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed a parallel crisis for civic space. Many of the emergency laws and other extraordinary measures adopted in response to the virus restrict fundamental rights and freedoms.

    Civic Freedom Digest: Trends in the Digital Age

    October 17, 2019

    In this inaugural publication of the Civic Freedom Digest, ICNL highlights some of the key challenges that digital technologies pose to civic freedom, as well as successful civil society efforts to combat these threats.

    Civic Space and the HIV Response in East Africa

    December 5, 2018

    In a February 2018 report from ICNL, we explored the impact of closing civic space on the HIV response in East Africa.

    Uganda

    July 19, 2018

    Reinforcing Marginalization

    February 28, 2018

    Civil society advocates have helped propel the global response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

    ICNL Releases Study on the Impact of Closing Civic Space on HIV Response

    February 28, 2018

    ICNL has just published a study that focuses on the ways in which the closing of space for civil society—especially restrictions on the registration, financing, and operations of civil society organizations (CSOs)—is affecting HIV response in the East African countries of Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya.

    Workshop Report: Closing Space for Civil Society and Media in East Africa

    February 23, 2018

    The East Africa region is vibrant with civic activity driven by diverse civil society formations. However, the region has not been spared from the closing civic space phenomenon that increasingly restricts people’s rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, of association and of expression in many countries across the globe.

    ICNL and Chapter Four Uganda Host Strategic Workshop

    July 11, 2017

    More than 40 civil society representatives from Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya gathered for a two-day strategic workshop on “Protecting Civic Space in East Africa.”

    The Non-Governmental Organisations (Fees) Regulations

    June 20, 2017

    STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS SUPPLEMENT No. 13 5th May, 2017 STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS SUPPLEMENT to The Uganda Gazette No. 25, Volume CX, dated 5th May, 2017 Printed by […]

    The Non-Governmental Organisations Regulations

    June 20, 2017

    401 STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS SUPPLEMENT No. 13 5th May, 2017 STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS SUPPLEMENT to The Uganda Gazette No. 25, Volume CX, dated 5th May, 2017 Printed […]

    Enabling Environment National Assessment

    January 1, 2017

    The Enabling Environment National Assessment (EENA) is an action-oriented research tool designed to assess the legal, regulatory and policy environment for civil society.

    Non-Governmental Organisations Act

    October 7, 2016

    THE NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS ACT, 2015 ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS P ART I—P RELIMINARY Section 1. Title 2. Commencement 3. Interpretation 4. Objects of the Act P […]

    The Penal Code Act

    December 10, 2015

    This Code shall be interpreted in accordance with the principles of legal interpretation obtaining in England, and expressions used in it shall be presumed, so […]

    The Closing Space Challenge: How Are Funders Responding?

    November 2, 2015

    As restrictions on foreign funding for civil society continue to multiply around the world, Western public and private funders committed to supporting civil society development are diversifying and deepening their responses.

    Voices in the Streets

    January 1, 2015

    This report from Freedom House analyzes instances of mass social protests in 12 countries in order to identify best practices in promoting and protecting the right to peaceful assembly.

    Politics, Power, and Accountability: Addressing the Elephant in the Room in the Quest for Civil Society Organizations’ Right to Freedom of Association

    December 1, 2014

    For optimal readability, we highly recommend downloading the document PDF, which you can do below.

    The Anti-Pornography Act

    April 6, 2014

    THE ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY ACT, 2014 An Act to define and create the offence of pornography; to provide for the prohibition of pornography; to establish the Pornography […]

    The Anti-Homosexuality Act

    April 6, 2014

    THE ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY ACT, 2014. An Act to prohibit any form of sexual relations between persons of the same sex; prohibit the promotion or recognition of […]

    National NGO Policy

    February 12, 2014

    Article 38 of the Constitution of Uganda 1995 embeds the right of every Ugandan to engage in peaceful activities to influence the policies of Government […]

    Public Order Management Act

    January 7, 2014

    THE PUBLIC ORDER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2013 An Act to provide for the regulation of public meetings; to provide for the duties and responsibilities of the […]

    Muwang Kivumbi vs Attorney General

    May 15, 2013

    Muwang Kivumbi vs Attorney General (Constitutional Petition No. 9 of 2005) Submitted by Anonymous on 13 December 2011 – 7:13pm Case No: (Constitutional Petition No. […]

    The Companies Act (Chapter 110)

    November 12, 2012

    2202 Cap. 110.1 Companies CHAPTER 110 THE COMPANIES ACT. Commencement. I January, 1961. An Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to the incorporation, […]

    The Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act

    November 12, 2012

    ACTS SUPPLEMENT No. 2 25th February, 2005. ACTS SUPPLEMENT to The Uganda Gazette No. 11 Volume XCVIII dated 25th February, 2005. Printed by UPPC, Entebbe, […]

    East African Community Customs Management (EACCM) Act

    November 12, 2012

    LEGAL NOTICE NO. 01/2005 ISSN 0000211 THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY ACT SUPPLEMENT No. 1 1 st January, 2005 to the Gazette of East African No. […]

    Draft National Non-Governmental Organizations Policy

    December 1, 2011

    Republic of Uganda National NGO Policy June 2008 National NGO Policy-Uganda Strengthening Partnerships for Development 1 FOREWORD The Government of Uganda recognizes the important role […]

    Non-Governmental Organizations Registration (Amendment) Act

    December 1, 2011

    Non-Governmental Organisation Registration (Amendment Act Act 25 BE IT ENACTED by Parliament as follows: 1. Short title This Act may be cited as the Non-Governmental […]

    Non-Governmental Organizations Registration Regulations

    December 1, 2011

    1. Title These regulations may be cited as the nongovernmental Organization registration regulation 2009. 2. Interpretation In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires ”Act” […]

    Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, Chapter 4 – Human Rights and Freedoms

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Non-Governmental Organizations Registration Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Non-Governmental Organizations Regulations

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Uganda

    February 1, 2010

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 12, Issue 2, February 2010 Livingstone Sewanyana1 I. PROVISION OF THE GENERAL LAWS General Framework: Uganda’s legal system […]

    Country Reports: Sub-Saharan Africa

    September 1, 2001

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 4, Issue 1, September 2001 Gambia An Official Says that 98 NGOs have Been Registered* The Gambia has […]

    Country Reports: Sub-Saharan Africa

    June 1, 2000

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 2, Issue 4, June 2000 Ghana Framework legislation: In contrast to the period of 1993-1995, when there was […]