LETS ALL CONDEMN MEDIA STEREOTYPES OF ISLAM AND MUSLIMS

Umar Nyanzi; President, Muslim Centre for Justice and Law   On 3rd July, 2020, the Daily Monitor published an Article “Who is funding Uganda’s new high rise mosques?” The authors labored to investigate the source of funds for construction of mosques in various parts of Uganda. The article labels Muslim international development partners as “international…

Memorandum On the Ugandan draft Succession Amendment Bills, 2018 & 2019 By Muslim Centre for Justice and Law

MEMORANDUM On the Ugandan draft Succession Amendment Bills, 2018 & 2019 By MUSLIM CENTRE FOR JUSTICE AND LAW KAMPALA  June 11, 2020 Introduction This memorandum provides an analysis of Uganda’s Draft Succession Amendment Bills, 2018 and 2019[draft amendments] particularly on provisions that that affect access to justice of Muslims in succession matters. The draft Amendments…

Contractual Liability

Covid19 May Not Help You Escape Contractual Liability

There are 4 known ways of discharging a contract or freeing mutual obligations of parties to a contract.  A contract may be discharged by performance where parties fulfil their respective obligations, by express agreement where parties consent to terminate a contract, by frustration where an event occurs that makes performance impossible or breach where one…

Impact Story 2

YOUTH OF DIFFERENT FAITH GROUPS OVERCOME DIVISIONS AND START JOINT LIVELIHOOD INITIATIVES IN KULULU SUB-COUNTY. In Kululu sub-county with an estimate population of 37,043 people, tensions have been simmering. High illiteracy and poverty compounded with lack of access to employment and economic opportunities have taken a toll on communities. Indeed, 12.4 % of community members…

Impact Story 1

“THEY MAY BE ONE” (JOHN 17:22), “YOU MAY KNOW ONE ANOTHER” (QURAN SURAH 49:13), FAITH LEADERS IN YUMBE SPEAK-OUT IN A JOINT PEACE BUILDING FORUM Since September 2018, the local faith leaders work together closely in Yumbe district. Collaboratively, the offices of the district Khadhi, the Anglican and the Catholic churches have supported and engaged…

Sharia (Qadhis) Courts Decisions Are Legal And Binding

Many Muslims do not report cases to Sharia Courts with concerns over the legality and enforceability of the remedies obtained from the Sharia courts.  Article 129 (1) (d) of the 1995 Constitution provides for establishment of Qadhis courts for matters of marriage, divorce, inheritance and custody for persons professing the Mohammedan faith. Though there is…