Legislation regulating protests and demonstrations

Human Rights Network Uganda & 4 Ors v Attorney General (Constitutional Petition-2013/56) [2020] UGCC 6 (26 March 2020)

The Petitioners challenged the constitutionality of section 8 of the Public Order Management Act (POMA), which gave the Inspector General of Government powers and discretion to prohibit gatherings and demonstrations. Petitioners argued that it violated Article 92 of the Constitution, which prohibited Parliament from passing legislation whose effect is to overturn or alter a judgment of court, because section 32(2) of the Police Act Cap 03 was declared unconstitutional in Muwanga Kivumbi Vs Attorney General and s 8 of POMA contains fundamentally similar contents.


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