Law Revision Act, 2020
Act 4 of 2020
- Published in Uganda Gazette 13 on 28 February 2020
- Assented to on 4 April 2019
- Commenced on 28 February 2020
- [This is the version of this document from 28 February 2020.]
Part I – Preliminary
1. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—“Commission” means the Uganda Law Reform Commission established by the Uganda Law Reform Commission Act;“Revised Edition” means any Revised Edition of the Laws of Uganda prepared under this Act.
Part II – Preparation of Revised Edition
2. Commission to prepare Revised Edition
3. Attorney General to approve printing and publication of Revised Edition
Part III – Validity of Revised Edition
4. Bringing a Revised Edition into force
5. Validity of the Revised EditionFrom the date the Revised Edition comes into force, all Acts, statutory instruments and legal notices included in the Revised Edition, or any volume of any of those documents, shall be taken for all purposes to be the laws of Uganda and shall be judicially noticed.
6. Revised Edition to be authentic textThe Revised Edition is in all courts and for all purposes the sole authentic text of the Laws of Uganda.
7. Continuance of text of revised laws for certain purposesThe inclusion or exclusion of a law from the Revised Edition does not affect any civil or criminal proceedings previously commenced under that law, but every such proceeding may be continued and concluded in all respects as if the law has not been so included or excluded.
8. Construction of references to repealed or amended enactmentsWhere in any enactment or in any instrument or document, reference is made to any written law which is repealed or otherwise affected by the operation of this Act, the reference shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be deemed to be a reference to the corresponding law comprised in a Revised Edition and all cross references in that enactment, instrument or document shall, where they are affected by the operation of this Act, be construed with such modification as circumstances require.
Part IV – Contents of Revised Edition
9. Contents of any Revised Edition
Part V – Powers of the Commission in the preparation of Revised Edition
10. Powers of CommissionSubject to any directions that may be given in writing by the Attorney General, the Commission shall, in the preparation of a Revised Edition have the following powers—
11. No power to change substance and meaningThis Act shall not be taken to grant to the Commission the power to make any alteration or amendments in the substance of any enactment.
12. Power to modify references to UK ActsWhere in any law to be included in the Revised Edition, a reference is made to any enactment of the United Kingdom or England, the Attorney General may, by statutory instrument, direct that the reference should be omitted or that the law shall be modified in a particular manner taking into account changes, if any, in the law of Uganda.
13. Permanent Secretaries to furnish proposals
Part VI – Form and printing of Revised Edition
14. Volumes to be printedThe Revised Edition shall be printed in the number of volumes and format determined by the Commission.
15. Printing of Revised EditionA Revised Edition shall be printed by the Government Printer.
Part VII – Miscellaneous
16. Commission to prepare reprints
17. Saving in respect of Revised Edition before commencement of this ActThe first Revised Edition prepared under this Act may be brought into force notwithstanding that it was not prepared with the assistance of the persons referred to in section 2(3).
18. Consequential amendment of Acts of Parliament Act, Cap. 2The Acts of Parliament Act is amended by repealing section 18.
History of this document
28 February 2020 this version
04 April 2019
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