Frequently Answers & Questions

These are just some of the most common questions we get asked. For anything else, please contact us.

The Commission is composed of a full time Chairperson and six part time Commissioners who are appointed by the President on the advice of the Attorney General.

The overall function of the Commission is to study and keep under constant review laws of Uganda with a view to making recommendations for their improvement, development, modernization and reform.

The law reform process entails examining laws, advocating and implementing changes in a legal system, usually with the aim of enhancing justice or efficiency and modernizing the law. It is done through the following steps:

Summary of Legislative Process

  • Study for a law is done by the Commission or line Ministry
  • Presentation of principles to cabinet by line Ministry.
  • Approval of principles by Cabinet.
  • Drafting of Bill by Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs (FPC)
  • Cabinet approves Bill and it is published in the gazette.
  • Minister responsible presents Bill in Parliament for first reading
  • Bill is committed to relevant committee of Parliament for consideration; and consultations;
  • Committee presents the report to the whole house in the second reading in Parliament
  • Bill is committed to the third reading for debate and passage into law;
  • Clerk to Parliament sends the Bill to the President for assent by signing the Bill
  • Where the Bill is assented to by the President it is gazetted and it becomes law. Note if the President refuses to assent to the bill, it is returned to Parliament.

Yes, through consultations process of the Law Reform Commission

The Commission also encourages public participation in the law-making process.

Be a part of the laws developed and made for you by actively participating.

If you have any views on any law being debated, or that you want developed, please deliver your views to the Commission; at the address,Email or call the telephone numbers provided here.