Legislation regulating protests and demonstrations

Chisata and Another v Attorney-General (S.C.Z. Judgment No. 6 of 1981) [1981] ZMSC 6 (25 March 1981)

The appellants were detained under regulation 33 (1) of the Preservation of Public Security Regulations Act. Their applications for harbeas corpus (a writ requiring a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court) were rejected by the High Court. Aggrieved by the decision, they appealed.

Abbey Musinguzi t/a Abtex Prodctions & Anor v Inspector General of Police & Anor (Miscellaneous Cause 147 of 2019) [2020] UGHCCD 113 (13 May 2020)

This was an application seeking an order to declare the Inspector General of Police’s, 1st respondent’s, conduct to stop the ‘Kyarenga Extra Concerts’ was irrational, unreasonable and violated the rights to a fair hearing and to trade, as guaranteed under the Constitution.


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