Special Regions Act
- Commenced on 2 October 1958
- [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.]
1. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
2. Declaration of special regionsThe Minister may by statutory instrument declare any area to be a special region.
3. Minister’s power in special regions
4. Binding over to keep the peace
5. Inquiry before binding over
6. Order to give securityIf upon any inquiry under section 5 the magistrate is satisfied that the members of any community within a special region are likely to act in a manner which may lead to bloodshed, or to the theft of cattle, or to the entry of cattle into a prohibited area in contravention of an order made under section 3, he or she may make an order requiring the leaders, or any of them, in respect of whom the inquiry is made, to execute a bond or bonds on behalf of the members of the community that the community will keep the peace and be of good behaviour; but no such bond shall be for a greater sum or for a longer period than that specified in the order made under section 4(3).
7. Refusal to give securityIf any leader refuses without good cause to execute a bond which he or she has been required to execute under section 6, a chief magistrate or a magistrate grade I may forthwith order the seizure and confiscation from the community concerned of cattle to the value of the amount of the bond or of such part of the amount as he or she may think fit.
8. Breach of bondWhenever a chief magistrate or a magistrate grade I receives information that any members of any community any leaders of which have been bound over to keep the peace and be of good behaviour have—
9. Power of authorised officer to seize cattle
10. Authorised officer may shoot trespassing cattle
11. Power to follow up and seize cattle
12. Power of court to make an exclusion order
13. Action under Act not to affect proceedings in a court, in certain circumstances
14. Indemnity to persons acting in good faithNo act done or omitted to be done by any person acting or purporting to act under the provisions of this Act shall, if done in good faith in the execution of his or her duty, subject that person personally to any liability, action, claim or demand.
15. Inquiries where chief magistrate is unable to actWhere under this Act an inquiry is directed to be held by a chief magistrate and for any reason a chief magistrate is unable to commence the inquiry until after the expiration of seven days from the date on which a report on the matters leading to the inquiry has been received by him or her, any magistrate grade I appointed by the Chief Justice for that purpose may commence within the period during which the chief magistrate is unable to act and thereafter conclude any such inquiry, and for that purpose the magistrate shall have and may exercise all or any of the powers conferred on a chief magistrate by virtue of this Act.
History of this document
02 October 1958