Uganda's Parliament votes to pass the NGO Bill

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When it happened

Friday, 27 November 2015


Ugandan lawmakers vote to pass the Non-Governmental Organisations Bill, 2015.

Although the passed bill contained several progressive amendments as proposed by the Committee, it still retained unprecedented powers including the powers to shut-down independent groups and jail their directors and staff - for up to 3 years.

Click here to download the Act as passed.