Article 218-222 Uganda Constitution 1995
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Article 218, 219, 220, 221, and 222 of the Uganda Constitution 1995 are under ‘Intelligence services’, ‘National Security Council’ and ‘General’ of Chapter 12 of the Constitution. Chapter 12 is titled ‘Defence And National Security‘.
Article 218 Uganda Constitution 1995
(1) Parliament may by law establish intelligence services and may prescribe their composition, functions and procedures.
(2) No intelligence service shall be established by the Government except by or under an Act of Parliament.
Article 219 Uganda Constitution 1995
National Security Council
There shall be a National Security Council which shall consist of the President as chairperson and such other members as Parliament may determine.
Article 220 Uganda Constitution 1995
Functions of the National Security Council
The functions of the National Security Council are—
(a) to inform and advise the President on matters relating to national security; and
(b) any other functions prescribed by Parliament.
Article 221 Uganda Constitution 1995
Security organisations to observe human rights
It shall be the duty of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces and any other armed force established in Uganda, the Uganda Police Force and any other police force, the Uganda Prisons Service, all intelligence services and the National Security Council to observe and respect human rights and freedoms in the performance of their functions.
Article 222 Uganda Constitution 1995
Parliament to regulate possession and use of firearms and ammunition
Parliament shall make laws to regulate the possession and use of firearms and ammunition.