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FACTS AND FIGURES (HUMAN RIGHTS)

1) Observance of human rights across JLOS has continued to improve over the SDP IV period. This is attributed to increased establishment of human rights structures and mechanisms across different JLOS MDAs at national and sub-national levels, training of JLOS staff in human rights, and application of the standards in the administration of justice

2) In July 2021 H.E. the President appointed Ms. Mariam Wangadya as the new Chairperson of the Commission. She and five members of the Commission were sworn in on 30th September 2021 to commence work. The UHRC has nonetheless continued to maintain its ranking of “A” status.

3) Despite the COVID-19 disruption, the proportion or remand prisoners reduced from 52% in 2016 to an annual average of 50.6% in 2020/21. The lowest levels of 47.7% were reached in FY2018/19 as a result of increased case disposal.

4) The Sector, through the UHRC enhanced civic education using the media and dissemination of IEC materials, and this was complemented by the Electoral Commission and CSOs. The national election season was constrained by the COVID-19 pandemic and this limited the extent of physical association and citizen engagement

5) JLOS efforts to reduce human rights violations have broadly registered positive impact over the SDP IV period. The focus was largely on institutionalising human rights mechanisms within JLOS MDAs, building knowledge capacity amongst JLOS officers, enhancing monitoring inspection of key functions and processes, strengthening the legal and policy framework on human rights, and holding all persons involved in human rights violations accountable

6) In 2020/21, case clearance by UHRC was posited at 14.8% against a target of 76%. The UHRC concluded only 70 complaints through mediation because its tribunal was non-functional for the entire year. Currently, the UHRC is fully constituted and all mechanisms are functional.

7) JLOS has maintained human rights structures and mechanisms in key institutions, including the UPF’s Directorate of Human Rights and Legal Services established in 2015, Human Rights Desks in all 28 police regions, Human Rights Committees in all 259 prison units across the country, and human rights desks in key MDAs including ODPP, and MoJCA

8) At the institutional level, JLOS continued to support its human rights mechanisms and ensure their functionality, and established new ones as well. The focus has largely been on the criminal justice chain where human rights violations were observed and reported by members of the public

 

FACTS AND FIGURES (ACCOUNTABILITY)

1) Since 2016/17, the perception index against corruption has improved from 25% in 2016 to 27% in 2020/21

2) The fight against corruption was strengthened through increased capacity building and enforcement of anti-corruption laws, combined with a heightened focus on asset recovery

3) The Anti-corruption Division (ACD) of the High Court is one of the anti-corruption hallmarks of achievement of JLOS over the 20-year period. Established in 2009, the ACD has emerged as a leading mechanism in the fight against corruption in Uganda, and a benchmark for the African region.

4) During the SDP IV implementation period, the ACD case clearance rate has increased by a proportion of 30%, from a rating of 89% in 2016/17 to 115.6% in 2020/21. Over the same period, the ACD disposal rate has grown by 15.5%.

5) Uganda’s ranking under the Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) score also dropped from 28% to 27%. Uganda’s international rank also dropped from 137th to 142nd of 180 countries assessed. This is largely attributed to the prevailing apathy where the public is complicit in the growing levels of corruption in Uganda

 

Adopted from the JLOS Annual Report (2020 - 2021)

 

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The Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) on 14th December 2021 held the 26th edition of its performance review for the FY 2020/ 2021 at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala. This event was organized by the JLOS Secretariat will have the participation of stakeholders from all JLOS member institutions, JLOS Development Partner's Group (DPG), the general public, civil society, and the media. A key component of this event (and major topic of discussion) was the presentation and discussion of the JLOS Annual report for the FY 2020 / 2021 under the theme "Empowering the people. Building Trust. Upholding Rights".

 

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FACTS AND FIGURES: 

1) According to the World Bank Doing Business Report 2021, Uganda registered an improvement in the index from the baseline of 57.7 in 2016 to 71.4 in 2021 representing a 23.7% growth over the SDP IV period

2)  The Sector has invested in reform and implementation of commercial laws, deconcentrating, expansion and automation of business and civil registration services to enhance efficiency and ensure geographical reach

3) Through the Tax Payer Register Expansion Program (TREP). , The Sector also enhanced and strengthened coordination with other relevant institutions such as URA, LGs, KCCA, municipalities and private sector associations leading to increased formalization of informal businesses

4) The Sector has continued to implement strategies aimed at enhancing the efficiency of all the business registries and measures to support automation and integration of registries for better communication.

5)  Automation of business registries was given particular attention as it facilitates customer-oriented service that promote more efficient growth and operation of businesses. The strategies implemented under this strategic intervention include: retooling and equipping registries; records management; staff training and placement; and stakeholder sensitization.

6) DID YOU KNOW?? Time taken to register a business/company. In 2016 – 02 days; in 2021 – 03 hours

7) The improvement of processes at URSB with support from JLOS has also seen significant growth in its NTR. The total NTR collection as of End of FY 2020/21 was UGX. 40.52 bn. compared to UGX. 37.96 bn. in FY2019/20

8) The URSB hosts a Call Centre and social media platforms to facilitate interaction between the public and the Bureau, to ease access of information about URSB services to the Clients and to facilitate feedback to clients by URSB staff for continued service improvement

 

Adopted from the JLOS Annual Report (2020 - 2021)

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Keynote address by the Chief Justice at the 25th Annual JLOS Review

 

Published: 27th November 2020

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Remarks by the Attorney General at the 25th Annual JLOS Review

 

Published: 27th November 2020

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Technical Assessment of JLOS Annual Report (2019 - 2020) by Development Partners

 

Published: 27th November 2020

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Remarks by Dr. Roswitha Kremser, Head of Office at the Austria Development Cooperation (ADC)

 

Published: 27th November 2020

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The Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) held the 25th Annual Sector review on 26th November 2020 where the Sector performance report for the FY 2019 – 2020 was presented to stakeholders that gathered at the Mestil Hotel in Kampala. 

 

 

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Published: November 27, 2020

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Thursday, 14 November 2019 15:08

WINNERS: 2019 JLOS Recognition Awards

 

KAMPALA - The Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) held its 2019 edition of the JLOS Recognition Awards (JRAs) during the 24th Annual JLOS Annual Review on 12th November 2019 at the Mestil Hotel.

 

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Published: November 14, 2019

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The Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) held the 24th Annual Sector review on 12th November 2019 where the Sector Performance Report for the FY 2018 - 2019 was presented to stakeholders that gathered at the Mestil Hotel in Kampala. 

 

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Published: November 13, 2019 (Updated: November 23, 2019)

 

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