On March 26, 2020 Constitutional Court of the republic of Uganda
annulled the section 8 of the Public Order Management Act, 2013
(POMA) and declared all acts done under the law null and void.
The petitioners in Constitutional Petition number 56 of 2013,
Human Rights Network Uganda & 4 others Vs Attorney General of
Uganda petitioned the court in 2013.
In a 4 – 1 decision, the court ruled that the law was inconsistent
with the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda. Striking
down section 8 of the said law has the effect of rendering the entire
law redundant and halting all prosecutions of all persons who were
being tried under the law.
Onyango Owor from our law firm represented the plaintiffs at the
Constitutional Court of Uganda.
The entire judgment can be accessed here. Judgment POMA 2020
Issued by Managing Partner- 26/03/2019