Judicature (Fundamental and Other Human Rights and Freedoms) (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 2019
Statutory Instrument 31 of 2019
- Published in Uganda Gazette 25 on 31 May 2019
- Assented to on 25 January 2019
- Commenced on 31 May 2019
- [This is the version of this document from 31 May 2019.]
Part I – Preliminary
1. TitleThese Rules may be cited as the Judicature (Fundamental and Other Human Rights and Freedoms) (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 2019.
2. ApplicationThese Rules apply to all courts of Judicature.
3. ObjectivesThe objectives of these Rules are—
4. InterpretationIn these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires—“fundamental and other human rights and freedoms” mean any of the rights provided for in Chapter Four and Article 45 of the Constitution;“public interest” includes the interest of society or any segment of society in promoting human rights, democracy, rule of law and good governance;“public interest litigation” means actions provided for in rule 5(2).
Part II – Institution of actions
5. Actions that may be instituted under these Rules
6. Who may institute an action
7. Procedure under these Rules
8. Details of motion
Part III – Service of process, procedure and other matters
9. Application of the Civil Procedure ActWhere these Rules do not sufficiently provide for any service of process, procedure or other related matter in an action brought under these Rules, the Civil Procedure Act and the Civil Procedure Rules shall apply with necessary modifications.
10. Expert evidenceIn determining an application for public interest litigation, the court may call for expert evidence.
Part IV – Reliefs
12. Revocation of S.I. No. 55 of 2008The Judicature (Fundamental Rights and Freedoms) (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 2008 are revoked.
History of this document
31 May 2019 this version
25 January 2019