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Nabagesera & 3 Ors v Attorney General & Anor (Miscellaneous Cause 33 of 2012) [2014] UGHCCD 85 (24 June 2014)

This was an application seeking an order to declare the closure of an ongoing workshop unconstitutional and an infringement of the rights to freedom of assembly, speech and expression, association and equality before the law.

The court determined whether the applicants’ abovementioned rights were infringed by the closure of the workshop. The court held that the workshop was illegal as it engaged in the direct and indirect promotion of same-sex practices which is prohibited by the Penal Code Act.

Muwanga Kivumbi v Attorney General (1) (Constitutional Petition 9 of 2005) [2008] UGCC 34 (27 May 2008)

This petition challenged the constitutionality of section 32 of the Police Act (Cap 303). The section empowered the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to prohibit the convening of any assembly or procession on any public road, street or any place of public resort, if the IGP had reasonable grounds to believe the assembly or procession was likely to cause a breach of the peace.

Muwanga Kivumbi v Attorney General (Constitutional Appeal 6 of 2011) [2017] UGSC 4 (14 February 2017);

The appellant had filed a petition in the Constitutional Court challenging the constitutionality of section 32 of the Police Act (Cap 303). The section empowered the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to prohibit the convening of any assembly or procession on any public road, street or any place of public resort, if the IGP had reasonable grounds to believe the assembly or procession was likely to cause a breach of the peace.

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