A Critical Analysis on The Law of Juvenile Delinquency in Uganda. Case Study: Kampala District.

ABSTRACT

This study is a critical analysis on the Jaw of juvenile delinquency in Uganda. The research addressed the problem that despite the numerous Jaws available in Uganda regarding juvenile delinquency such as the provisions in the 1995 Uganda Constitution / The Childrens Act Cap 59/ The UN /Convention on the Rights of the Chilct The Domestic Violence Act 2010 among others/the law has not been followed by the dot and thus creating loopholes and uneffectiveness which the research sought to solve. The research objectives included critically analyzing the law relating to juvenile of delinquency in Uganda/ to examine the legal framework and institutional legal framework of juvenile delinquency in Uganda/also to examine the international legal framework on juvenile delinquency, to find out the factors contributing to juvenile crime in Uganda as well as to suggest the possible recommendations to relevant

recommendations to relevant institutions in Uganda and conclusions. The research questions arising out of the problem were that what are the legal and institutional

framework on juvenile delinquency effective0what are the international legal framework on juvenile delinquency effective 0 what are the factors contributing to

juvenile crime in Uganda? and what are the possible recommendations to relevant institutions in relation to juvenile delinquency in Uganda? The research further used the doctrinal legal research methodology which includes analyzing primary and secondary document~ the primary materials include stautes and Acts like /The 1995 Uganda

Constitution The Children 5 Act and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child among others.Secondary materials included textbooks /articles and journals that ere relevant to the topic.And in the last chapter the research discussed the findings of the study,and the researcher also looked at recommendations that can be incorporated in the law to ensure its effectiveness in handling issues relating to juvenile delinquency in Uganda.


Table of Contents

DECLARATION .... ... .................................. ... .. .. .... ..... ..... .......... ... ...... .. ........... .. .. .. ..... .. i

APPROVAL ........ .... ........ ... ...... ................ ..... ii

DEDICATION . ........... ..... .. ............ ... ...... .. ......... iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS .. ..... .. ............. .... ..... .......... iv

LIST OF INSTRUMENTS ..... ........... .... .............. ... v

LIST OFCASES ... ............ ......... ... .... , .. .....vi

ABSTRACT ..... ....... ... .' ... ......... .. .. ....... ..... vii

LIST OF ACRONYMS .... ....... ... ....... ... ............... .... ...... 

CHAPTER ONE .............. .... ........... .. .... ........... 1

INTRODUCTION ........... ...... .... ....... .......... ..... 1

1.0: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND .. .... ......... .... ........ .. .... 1

1. 2: THE STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM .. ..... .... .... ........ .. 12

1. 3: JUSTIFICATION OF THE PROBLEM ... .......... .. ............ 14

1.4: RESEARCH OBJECTIVES .. ..... ..... .. .. ....... ...... .... 14

1.4.0 Main objective .... .. : ... .... ...... .... ............ 14

1.4.1: The specific objectives of the study include the following; .. .............. ........ .... .. .. 14

1. 5: RESEARCH QUESTIONS ......... .... ............ .. .. ..... 15

1.6: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY .. ........... . ... ...... ....... .. 15

1.7: SCOPE OF THE STUDY .................................................................15

1.7.0:Time scope .............................................................. 16

1.7.1:Geographical scope ...............................................................16

1.7.2:Content scope.............................................16

1.8:LITERATURE REVIEW ..................................................................16

1.9: ORGANISATIONAL LAYOUT .................................................................25

CHAPTER TWO .................................................................26

EXAMINE THE LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK GOVERNING JUVENILE

DELINQUENCY IN UGANDA ...............................................................26

2.0: Introduction ............................................................... 26

2.1: What are statutes in Uganda that provide for juvenile delinquency? .................... 26

2.2:What is the institutional legal framework governing juvenile delinquency? ............ 29

2.3:The Courts of Judicture ................................................................36

2.4:Conclusion ................................................................41

CHAPTER THREE .............................................................. 42

EXAMINE THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL FRAMEWORK ON JUVENILE DELINQUENCY .... 42

3.0.Introduction ............................................................. 42

3.1:What are the vast international law instruments that govern juvenile delinquency.42

3.2 : Finding from the international law instruments ................................................. 46

3.3: International recent cases relating to Juvenile Deiinquency ...... .. .... .... ................ .49

3.4:Conclusion...................... 54

CHAPTER FOUR ......... ........ .................. ..... ... 55

FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO JUVENILE CRIME IN UGANDA ...................... 55

4.1: Introduction . .. ............................. .. ...... 55

4:3 : Overview of the major factors of juvenile crime in Uganda over the recent years of

2011-2018 ...... .. ................ ................. ..... ...... 58

4.3.1: Economic factors .... .... ...... ...... ... ........ ... 62

4.5:Conclusion .... .. .. ....... .. ..... ............. .... .. .. 67

.CHAPTER FIVE . .......... .. ..... ........... ................ 68

FINDINGS 1CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS . ..... .. ........ ... 68

5.0 :Findings ... ........... .......... ... .. ... ........ .. . 68

5.1 :RECOMMENDATIONS ... ........................ ... ........... 70

5.2:CONCLUSION . .... .. ..... .. ......... .... .. .. ....... .... 72

BIBLIOGRAPY ... ............ .. .... ..... ... .... ........ . 75

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Research, S. (2022). A Critical Analysis on The Law of Juvenile Delinquency in Uganda. Case Study: Kampala District.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-critical-analysis-on-the-law-of-juvenile-delinquency-in-uganda-case-study-kampala-district-2

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Research, SSA "A Critical Analysis on The Law of Juvenile Delinquency in Uganda. Case Study: Kampala District." Afribary. Afribary, 04 Sep. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/a-critical-analysis-on-the-law-of-juvenile-delinquency-in-uganda-case-study-kampala-district-2. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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Research, SSA . "A Critical Analysis on The Law of Juvenile Delinquency in Uganda. Case Study: Kampala District.". Afribary, Afribary, 04 Sep. 2022. Web. 23 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/a-critical-analysis-on-the-law-of-juvenile-delinquency-in-uganda-case-study-kampala-district-2 >.

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Research, SSA . "A Critical Analysis on The Law of Juvenile Delinquency in Uganda. Case Study: Kampala District." Afribary (2022). Accessed May 23, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/a-critical-analysis-on-the-law-of-juvenile-delinquency-in-uganda-case-study-kampala-district-2

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