A Critical Review of the Substantially Test in Presidential Election Petitions in Uganda.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

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

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

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT .................................................................................. .iv

LIST OF CASES ............................................................................................. vii

ABSTRACT .................................................................................................... viii

CHAP1'ER ONE ............................................................................................... 1

1: llntroduction and back ground of the study .............................................. 1

1:2Statement of the problem ........................................................................ 4

1 :3Hypothesis .............................................................................................. 4

1:4 Research questions ................................................................................ 4

1.5 Objectives of the study .......................................................................... 4

1.6 Significance of the study ...................................................................... 5

1. 7. Scope of the study ................................................................................. 5

1.8. Literature review ................................................................................... 6

CHAP1'ER TWO ............................................................................................... 8

2:1 LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF THE LAWS GOVERNING PRESIDENTIAL

ELECTION PETITIONS IN UGANDA: ................................................................ 8

2:1:1 THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REBLIC OF UGANDA OF 1995 AS

AMMENDED: ............................................................................................... 8

2:1:2 THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS ACT; ................................................ 9

CHAP1'ER THREE ......................................................................................... 13

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3.1. VIABILITY OF THE SUBSTANTIALITY TEST IN THE PRESIDENTIAL

ELECTION PETITIONS; .............................................................................. 13

3:2 Domestic discussion of the viability of the substantiality test.. .............. 13

3:2:1 Judiciary; .......................................................................................... 13

3:2:2 Political Organizations; ...................................................................... 15

3:2:3 The issue of incumbency and military composition; ........................... 16

CHAPTER FOUR ........................................................................................... 17

4:1 A COMPARISON HOW THE SUBSTANTIALITY TEST HAS BEEN APPLIED

IN UGANDA AND IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS ............................................... 17

4:2 Uganda; ............................................................................................... 19

4:3 Kenya ................................................................................................... 20

4:4 Ghana .................................................................................................. 21

CHAPTER FIVE ............................................................................................. 26

CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS .................................................... 26

5.0 Introduction ......................................................................................... 26

5:1 Summary of the findings ...................................................................... 26

5:2 Reforms Recommendations .................................................................. 28

5:3 Conclusion; .......................................................................................... 32

ABSTRACT This Research is aimed at a critical review of the substantiality test in presidential election petitions in Uganda. Basically this Research is going to examine the laws governing presidential election petitions, the court, nature and standard of evidence required there of which shall later be our basis to examine the viability of the substantiality test. The Research is also going to look at the cases where the substantiality test has been invoked, the judgments and the comments there of. Lastly this Research is also going to draw a comparison between the laws governing presidential election petitions in Uganda and other jurisdictions where presidential election petitions have orchestrated and the underlying lessons there of that shall be a basis for determining the need for law reforms in our legal system.

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APA

Frontiers, E. & , K (2022). A Critical Review of the Substantially Test in Presidential Election Petitions in Uganda.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-critical-review-of-the-substantially-test-in-presidential-election-petitions-in-uganda

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and KASUJJAALI "A Critical Review of the Substantially Test in Presidential Election Petitions in Uganda." Afribary. Afribary, 20 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/a-critical-review-of-the-substantially-test-in-presidential-election-petitions-in-uganda. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu, and KASUJJAALI . "A Critical Review of the Substantially Test in Presidential Election Petitions in Uganda.". Afribary, Afribary, 20 Aug. 2022. Web. 28 Sep. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/a-critical-review-of-the-substantially-test-in-presidential-election-petitions-in-uganda >.

Chicago

Frontiers, Edu and , KASUJJAALI . "A Critical Review of the Substantially Test in Presidential Election Petitions in Uganda." Afribary (2022). Accessed September 28, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/a-critical-review-of-the-substantially-test-in-presidential-election-petitions-in-uganda