A REVIEW OF RIGHTS OF REFUGEES IN UGANDA A CASE STUDY OF ADJUMANI DISTRICT

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Contents

DECLARATION ................................................................................................................... ii

APPROVAL ......................................................................................................................... iii

DEDICATION ...................................................................................................................... iv

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ..................................................................................................... v

LIST OF INSTRUMENTS ................................................................................................... vi

The Refugees Act 2006 ............................................................................................................ vi

The Cartagena Declaration 1969 .......................................................................................... vi

The 1951 Convention on Refugees ....................................................................................... vi

TABLE OF CONTENT ....................................................................................................... vii

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

LIST OF CASES ....................................................................................................................... I

CHAPTER ONE ........................................................................................................................ 2

INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................... 2

1.0 Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 2

I. I Background of the study ...................................................................................................... 2

1.2 Statement of the problem .................................................................................................... 7

I .3 Purpose of the study ............................................................................................................ 8

1.4 Objectives of the study ........................................................................................................ 8

1.5 Research questions .............................................................................................................. 9

1.6 The scope of the study ......................................................................................................... 9

I. 7 Significance of the study ..................................................................................................... 9

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW ......................................................................... I I

Introduction .......................................................................................................................... I I

Life in refugee camps .......................................................................................................... II

Characteristics specific to monitoring and protecting human rights in camps .................... II

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Role, objectives and limits of a human rights operation with regard to refugees in camps 14

Addressing the human rights situation of the refugees ........................................................ 14

Intemational standards and the protection of refugees ........................................................ 16

Related literature .................................................................................................................. 23

CHAPTER THREE: LEGAL FRAMEWORK ....................................................................... 26

The 1951 Convention on Refugees ...................................................................................... 26

The Cartagena Declaration 1969 ......................................................................................... 27

OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of the Refugee Problem in Africa ....... 27

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was adopted in 1948 .......... 27

American Convention on Human Rights ............................................................................. 27

African [Banjul] Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights ................................................... 27

in Uganda (1960-2006) ........................................................................................................... 28

The Refugees Act 2006 ........................................................................................................... 30

3.2 CRITIQUE ........................................................................................................................ 31

CHAPTER FOUR: PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION ................................................. 33

4.1 At what levels does the government of Uganda has observed refugee rights in Uganda

through the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the united nations ..................................... 33

4.2 Refugee Security and International/National Law ............................................................ 34

4.3 Refugee rights .................................................................................................................... 3 5

NON-REFOULEMENT .......................................................................................................... 36

FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT ................................................................................................ 37

RIGHT TO LIBERTY AND SECURITY OF THE PERSON ............................................... 37

RIGHT TO FAMILY LIFE ..................................................................................................... 39

OTHER RIGHTS .................................................................................................................... 39

4.4 Rights at Stake ................................................................................................................... 40

4.5 The rights of refugees in Uganda including their political rights in status ....................... 43

Political Rights for Refugees in Uganda ................................................................................. 43

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4.6 Right to vote ...................................................................................................................... 44

4. 7 Freedom of expression ...................................................................................................... 46

4.8 The Refugees Act's coherence to the Constitution and international law ........................ 54

4.9 Granting of refugee status a humanitarian act'- section 3(2) .......................................... 60

4.9.1 Determination of refugee status ..................................................................................... 60

4.9.2 Fear of persecution for failing to conform to discriminatory gender practices Section

4(d) .......................................................................................................................................... 61

4.5 Disqualification for refugee status based on prior crime- Section 5 ............................... 61

4.10 Disqualification for refugee status based on multi-nationality -section S(d) .................. 62

4.1 0.1 Cessation of refugee status- section 6(1 )(f) ................................................................ 63

4.1 0.2 Cessation by reacquisition oflost nationality Sec 6 (c) .............................................. 64

. CHAPTER FIVE ..................................................................................................................... 65

FINDINGS, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION ................................................. 65

5.1 Findings ............................................................................................................................. 65

5.2 Conclusion ......................................................................................................................... 66

5.3 Recommendation ............................................................................................................... 67

BIBLIOGRAPHY ................................................................................................................... 72

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Research, S. (2022). A REVIEW OF RIGHTS OF REFUGEES IN UGANDA A CASE STUDY OF ADJUMANI DISTRICT. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-review-of-rights-of-refugees-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-adjumani-district

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Research, SSA . "A REVIEW OF RIGHTS OF REFUGEES IN UGANDA A CASE STUDY OF ADJUMANI DISTRICT" Afribary (2022). Accessed February 08, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/a-review-of-rights-of-refugees-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-adjumani-district