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Uganda's Missed Opportunities Following The Rejection Of The Sexual Offences Bill

Article by Jenipher Tuyiringire


The consolidated sexual offences bill in Uganda has been tabled about 4 times in a span of 20 years. The most recent, the 2019 Sexual offences Bill which introduced aspects like a sexual offenders’ registry, was approved by Parliament on 3rd May this year but the president declined to assent to it on 17th August. The author asserts that this statute is a much needed one owing to the increasing numbers of sexual offenders and the complexity and emotional nature of sexual offences. This paper seeks to look into the missed opportunities in not having the sexual offences bill passed as law. The author discusses possible amendments to the 2019 Sexual Offences bill which if not adjusted might culminate in unintended consequences and violations.

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