Ratification of Treaties Act (Chapter 204)

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This is the latest version of this legislation commenced on 31 Dec 2000.

Uganda

Ratification of Treaties Act

Chapter 204

  • Commenced on 13 March 1998

  • [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2000.]
  • [Note: The version of the Act as at 31 December 2000 was revised and consolidated by the Law Reform Commission of Uganda. All subsequent amendments have been researched and applied by Laws.Africa for ULII.]


An Act to provide for the procedure for ratification of treaties in accordance with article 123 of the Constitution and for related matters.


1. Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, "treaty" includes a convention, agreement or other arrangement made under article 123(1) of the Constitution.

2. Ratification

All treaties shall be ratified as follows—

(a)by the Cabinet in the case of any treaty other than a treaty referred to in paragraph (b) of this section; or
(b)by Parliament by resolution—
(i)where the treaty relates to armistice, neutrality or peace; or
(ii)in the case of a treaty in respect of which the Attorney General has certified in writing that its implementation in Uganda would require an amendment of the Constitution.

3. Signing of the instrument of ratification, etc.

Subject to section 2, the instrument of ratification of a treaty shall be signed, sealed and deposited by the Minister responsible for foreign affairs.

4. Treaties to be laid before Parliament

All treaties ratified by the Cabinet shall be laid before Parliament as soon as possible.

5. Depository of treaties

The Minister responsible for foreign affairs shall be the depository in Uganda of all treaties.

6. Rules

The Minister responsible for foreign affairs may, in consultation with the Attorney General, by statutory instrument, make rules for giving effect to this Act.