Public Order Management Bill has “Serious Flaws,” Article 19 says

From the Article 19 website –

Article-19-new-Logo-960x492“On 6th August 2013, the Ugandan Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill (the Bill), despite broad criticism by domestic and international civil society organisations. For the Bill to become law, it must receive Assent by President Yoweri Museveni within six weeks.

In this analysis, ARTICLE 19 warns that the Bill will seriously erode the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in Uganda if given the Presidential assent.

First and foremost, ARTICLE 19 is concerned that a final version of the Bill as approved by Parliament is still not publicly available. Our comments are based on the last publically available version of the Bill.”

Click here the full statement and legal analysis of the Public Order Management Bill