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Court nullifies the public order management act, declares it unconstitutional

The constitution court has nullified the formation of public order management act which has been authorizing the police to disperse people’s gatherings.

In the court ruling by constitution court all five judges found that section 8 of the public order management act is unconstitutional and hence null and void.

The petition number 56 of 2013 had been jointly lodged in by a team of civil society organization like FIDA, Human Rights Network Uganda and Muwanga Kivumbi plus Bishop Zac Niringiye against the Attorney General.

 

 

All judges agreed that all prisoners who were detained under this act should be released immediately and be compesated.

The panel of the judge was headed by , Justice Kenneth Kakuru, Justice Godfrey Kiryabwire, Justice Elizabeth Musoke, Justice Cheborlon Barushaki and Justice Stephen Musota.

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