Parliamentary Workshop on the Sexual Offences Bill 2019 - Justice Centres Uganda

Parliamentary Workshop on the Sexual Offences Bill 2019

Background:

The Parliament of Uganda on 3rd May, 2021 passed the Sexual Offences Bill 2019, which is now awaiting presidential assent. The final text is yet to be published, however, press coverage, reports from parliamentary proceedings and committee reports indicate that there might be a number of regressive clauses within the Bill should it be assented to in its current state.

Hon. Nalwooga presenting the Sexual Offences Bill in Parliament

Object of the Bill:

The initial object of this Bill is to enact specific laws on sexual offences for the effectual prevention of sexual violence; to enhance punishment of sexual offenders; to provide for the protection of victims during sexual offences trials; to provide for the extraterritorial application of the law; to repeal some provisions of the Penal Code Act.

The Bill was prompted by the need to cure the defects in the existing legislation, especially the Penal Code Act CAP 120, which, while making provisions for several sexual offences, the provisions are outdated, and the ingredients constituting the offences are narrow and do not reflect the evolving trends in social attitudes, values, and sexual practices.

Ideally, on paper the Bill seems like it will counter the ever-increasing cases of sexual violence that many Ugandans face as clearly documented by the media and in the various annual crime reports of the Uganda Police Force.

Tags: ,

Events

March 2024

MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
SU
26
27
28
29
1
2
3
Events for March

1st

No Events
Events for March

2nd

No Events
Events for March

3rd

No Events
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Events for March

4th

No Events
Events for March

5th

No Events
Events for March

6th

No Events
Events for March

7th

No Events
Events for March

8th

No Events
Events for March

9th

No Events
Events for March

10th

No Events
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Events for March

11th

No Events
Events for March

12th

No Events
Events for March

13th

No Events
Events for March

14th

No Events
Events for March

15th

No Events
Events for March

16th

No Events
Events for March

17th

No Events
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
Events for March

18th

No Events
Events for March

19th

No Events
Events for March

20th

No Events
Events for March

21st

No Events
Events for March

22nd

No Events
Events for March

23rd

No Events
Events for March

24th

No Events
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Events for March

25th

No Events
Events for March

26th

No Events
Events for March

27th

No Events
Events for March

28th

No Events
Events for March

29th

No Events
Events for March

30th

No Events
Events for March

31st

No Events
1
2
3
4
5
6
7