Gender and Equity Compact for the Justice, Law and Order Sector

Authors/editor(s): UN Women and Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)

Uganda strives to become a middle-income country by 2020, the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) plays a crucial role as a responsible sector for administering justice, maintaining law and order, and protecting human rights. Economic growth and transformative development can thrive, when citizens and investors have public confidence in the rule of law and justice system of the society. The rule of law regulates economic activity, defines and affirms rights and obligations, thereby clarifying for investors the laws and institutional environment for conducting business. Further, good governance provides a setting for a more equitable distribution of benefits from economic growth.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa; Uganda

Subject area(s): Constitutions and legal reform

Resource type: Institutional

UN Women office involved in publication: Africa; East and Southern Africa Regional Office; Uganda Country Office

Publication year: 2018

Number of pages: 50

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

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