Security Organisations Act
- Commenced on 13 November 1987
- [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. Establishment of security organisations
3. Functions of the organisationsThe functions of the organisations shall be—
4. Restrictions on exercise of duties
5. Administration and supervisionEach organisation shall be headed by a Director General appointed by the President and directly responsible and accountable to the President.
6. Appointment of employeesEach organisation shall consist of officers and other employees to be appointed by the President on the advice of the Director General of the organisation concerned.
7. Establishment of the councilThere shall be an advisory council which shall consist of the following—
8. Functions of the council
9. DelegationThe powers and duties conferred upon the President under this Act may be exercised by such Minister as the President may authorise for that purpose.
10. Disclosure of information
11. Behaviour prejudicial to the organisationsAny officer or other employee of the organisations who arrests, detains or confines any person in contravention of section 4(2) or conducts himself or herself in a manner which is likely to bring either organisation or both into disrepute or contempt commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding ten years.
12. RegulationsThe President may, on the advice of the council, make regulations—
History of this document
13 November 1987