Uganda Essay

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Uganda: Terrorism Legislation Specific counter-terrorism legislation Anti-Terrorism Act, 14/2002 – The Anti-Terrorism Act, No 14/2002, which came into force on 7t June 2002, applies, inter alia, to all financial institutions and their intermediaries in Uganda. While the Act confers no specific powers or obligations on supervisory and other financial sector authorities to combat (the financing of) terrorism in Uganda, the Act criminalises terrorism and its financing. Financial institutions are thus enjoined together with law enforcement authorities to monitor compliance with anti-terrorism legislation in Uganda. Financial institutions are now required to adhere to, and follow, anti-money laundering guidelines aimed at combating money laundering and terrorism as a predicate offence. • Financing terrorism is a crime under the Anti-Terrorism Act, No 14/2002 (Part V, Sections 12–16). To avert being party or privy to this offence, donors, etc, must ensure that funds and resources intended for religious or cultural purposes are not used to finance terrorism or be diverted to other purposes. Section 16 permits/provides for the forfeiture, upon obtaining a court order, of terrorist assets. • The Anti-Terrorism Act no. 277 of 2002 • Section 10 of the Suppression of Terrorism Law states: “Any person who aids or abets or finances or harbours, or in any other way renders support to any person, knowing or having reason to believe that the support will be applied or used for or in connection with the preparation or commission or instigation of acts of terrorism, commits an offence and shall, on conviction, be sentenced to death.” The Firearms Act 1970 and the Anti-Terrorism Act 2002 section 7 aim to prevent terrorists from obtaining weapons within or outside its territory, in particular small arms or light weapons. The Anti-Terrorism Act 2002 also addresses this in

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