Uganda Law Reform Commission Act
- Commenced on 16 November 1990
- [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.]
Part I – Interpretation
1. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
Part II – Establishment and membership of the commission
2. Establishment of the commissionFor purposes of promoting the reform of the law, there is established a commission to be known as the Uganda Law Reform Commission.
3. Composition of the commission and appointment of commissioners
4. Qualifications of commissioners
5. Quorum of the commissionThe quorum of the commission shall be constituted by three commissioners, two of whom shall be lawyers as referred to in section 4(1).
6. Tenure of office of the chairperson and commissioners
7. Resignation of a commissionerA commissioner may resign his or her office, by writing under his or her hand, addressed to the President through the Attorney General.
8. Removal from office of a commissioner
9. Reappointment of commissioners ceasing to hold officeA commissioner who ceases to hold office as a member of the commission shall, subject to this Act, be eligible for reappointment.
Part III – Functions of the commission
10. Functions of the commissionThe commission shall study and keep under constant review the Acts and other laws comprising the laws of Uganda with a view to making recommendations for their systematic improvement, development, modernisation and reform with particular emphasis on—
11. Powers of the commissionIn the performance of its functions, the commission may—
12. Appointment of experts and consultantsThe Attorney General may, on the advice of the commission, appoint a person who is an expert or a consultant in a specific aspect of any law reform being undertaken by the commission to be an additional commissioner only for the purposes of the particular law reform being undertaken.
13. Procedure of the commissionThe commission shall regulate its own procedure and method of carrying out its functions.
Part IV – Secretary and other staff of the commission
14. SecretariatThe commission shall be serviced by a secretariat composed of a secretary and other staff.
15. Appointment, qualifications and tenure of office of the secretary
16. Functions of the secretary
17. Other staff of the commission
Part V – Remuneration
18. Remuneration of the chairperson and other commissioners
19. Remuneration of committee members, experts and consultants
20. Remuneration of the secretaryThere shall be paid to the secretary such salary, allowances and benefits as shall be determined by the Attorney General.
21. Remuneration of the other staffThere shall be paid to the other staff of the commission such salaries or wages, as the case may be, allowances and other benefits as shall be determined by the Attorney General.
Part VI – Financial provisions
22. Funds of the commissionThe funds of the commission shall include the following—
23. Remuneration and expenditure to be charged on the Consolidated FundThere shall be charged and paid out of the Consolidated Fund, without further appropriation than this Act, any payments required under this Act to be made, from time to time, towards remuneration as provided under Part V of this Act, and other expenditures of the commission in the discharge of its functions.
24. Commission to be self-accountingThe commission shall be a self-accounting body and shall deal directly with the Ministry responsible for finance on matters concerning its finances.
25. Financial year of the commissionThe financial year of the commission shall fall at the same time as the financial year of the Government of the Republic of Uganda.
26. Estimates of the commissionThe commission shall, before the commencement of each financial year, submit to the Minister responsible for finance, estimates of income and expenditure of the commission for the ensuing financial year.
27. Accounts and audit
28. Attorney General to lay Auditor General’s report before ParliamentThe Attorney General shall, as soon as practicable after receiving the audited accounts of the commission and the Auditor General’s report under section 27, lay before Parliament the audited accounts of the commission and the Auditor General’s report.
Part VII – General
29. Annual reportThe commission shall make an annual report to the Attorney General on its proceedings.
30. Attorney General to lay the commission’s annual report before ParliamentThe Attorney General shall lay before Parliament—
31. Directions of the Attorney GeneralThe Attorney General may, subject to this Act, give directions of a general or specific nature relating to policy to the commission.
32. RegulationsThe Attorney General may make regulations for better carrying out the provisions of this Act.
History of this document
16 November 1990