The Persons With Disabilities Bill 2014: A Poor Attempt At Reinventing the Wheel

This publication was authored by: Kange Veronica

Abstract / Summary

In 2002, it was estimated that 16% of Ugandans were disabled. The accompanying statistics  in part informed the drafting of the 2006 Persons with Disabilities Act—partly as a measure to bring Uganda’s legal regime in line with international standards. On the 24th of May, 2006, President Museveni assented to the Persons with Disabilities Act, 2006. This was a welcome step, domesticating the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  Most notably The Act was meant to operationalize Articles 32 and 35 of the 1995 Constitution, which guarantee the rights of PWDs.