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UGANDA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

   1.   Interpretation.

   2.   Appointment and composition of the commission.

   3.   Oath of commissioners.

   4.   Chairperson of the commission.

   5.   Commissioners to relinquish particular offices.

   6.   Commissioners to work full time.

   7.   Functions of the commission.

   8.   Offices of the commission.

   9.   Secretary to the commission.

   10.   Other staff of the commission.

   11.   Meetings and decisions of the commission.

   12.   Funds of the commission.

   13.   Immunity of members and staff of the commission.

   14.   Seal of the commission.

   15.   Counsel.

   16.   Examination on oath or affirmation.

   17.   Evidence of witnesses, etc.

   18.   Attendance allowance.

   19.   Immunities and privileges of witnesses.

   20.   Application of High Court Rules.

   21.   Appeals under article 53(3) of the Constitution.

   22.   Obstruction of the commission.

   23.   No victimisation of persons assisting the commission.

   24.   Limitation.

   25.   Extension of limitation period.

   26.   Regulations.

   27.   Minister to amend the First Schedule.

 

      First Schedule   Currency point.

      Second Schedule   Oaths.

 

CHAPTER 24
THE UGANDA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ACT.

Commencement: 2 May, 1997.

   An Act to make provision in relation to the Uganda Human Rights Commission in pursuance of articles 52(1) (i) and 58 of the Constitution.

 

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "chairperson" means the chairperson of the commission;

   (b)   "commission" means the Uganda Human Rights Commission established by article 51 of the Constitution;

   (c)   "commissioner" means a member of the commission;

   (d)   "currency point" means the value specified in the First Schedule to this Act in relation to a currency point;

   (e)   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for justice;

   (f)   "secretary" means the secretary to the commission appointed under section 9.

 

2.   Appointment and composition of the commission.

   (1) The chairperson and other members of the Uganda Human Rights Commission shall be appointed by the President with the approval of Parliament.

   (2) The members of the commission, other than the chairperson, shall not be less than three.

 

3.   Oath of commissioners.

   (1) Every member of the commission shall, before assuming his or her duties as commissioner, take and subscribe the oath specified in Part I of the Second Schedule to this Act.

   (2) The secretary shall, before assuming the performance of his or her functions under this Act, take and subscribe the oath specified in Part II of the Second Schedule to this Act.

   (3) Any other officer or employee of the commission may be directed by the commission to take and subscribe the oath specified in Part II of the Second Schedule to this Act.

 

4.   Chairperson of the commission.

   The chairperson shall—

   (a)   be the head of the commission;

   (b)   be responsible for the direction of the affairs and for the administration of the commission; and

   (c)   monitor and supervise the work of the secretary.

 

5.   Commissioners to relinquish particular offic

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