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Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs (Uganda)

Kampala, Uganda
Joined July 2016
Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Family, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice

The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs is a department of the Government of the Republic of Uganda with a mission “to promote and facilitate an effective and efficient machinery capable of providing legal frame for good governance and delivery of legal advice and services to the Government, its allied institutions and the general public.” The Ministry also provides technical advice on matters of law to Government and advises on the interpretation of various provisions of the Constitution and other laws.

The Ministry represents Government in civil suits for and against Government, carries out legal advisory services drafting, perusal, and clearance of contracts, treaties , provision of opinion on Government borrowing, drafts bills and statutory instruments, regulates the legal profession and legal education, administers estates of deceased , unsound and missing persons and also collects Non-Tax Revenues.

The mandate of the Ministry is “to ensure contitutionalism,rule of law and due process”.

People Associated With This Organization

Rahmat Nakaliika

Uganda  
Ministry of Justice and Constitutional...
Joined July 2016
Interests: Access to Information, Environmental Justice, Family, Generalist Legal Services, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice
I am an advocate of the High Court and all Courts of Judicature in Uganda, with eight years practicing experience as a State Attorney in the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Kampala-Uganda. I am desirous of acquiring knowledge and skills on issues of legal empowerment especially for the poor, children, women, the marginalized as well as the Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities. I hope to share experiences from the vast and diverse membership. I also hope to be part of the far reaching network of legal empowerment experts in world providing strong and effective links of change to enable us make the world a better place for everyone in an effort towards curbing legal disempowerment and all its evils thus leading to improved livelihoods, participatory, inclusive and sustainable development.
Rahmat Nakaliika is the network champion (main point of contact) for Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs (Uganda).

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