An Examination of Alternative Dispute Resolution Enforcement in Uganda

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Contents

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

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

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

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

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

TABLE OF CASES ....................................................................................................................... vi

ABSTRACT .................................................................................................................................. vii

Table of contents .......................................................................................................................... viii

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

1.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................... I

1.1 Background to the study ........................................................................................................... I

1.2 Scope of the rule on Alternative Dispute Resolution ................................................................ 6

1.3 Elements of the Doctrine .......................................................................................................... 6

1.4 Statement of the problem .......................................................................................................... 9

1.5 General Objective ................................................................................................................... 10

1.5.2 Specific Objectives .............................................................................................................. I 0

1.6 Research questions .................................................................................................................. 10

1.7 Significance of the study ......................................................................................................... II

1.8 Scope of the study ................................................................................................................... II

1.9 Research Limitation ................................................................................................................ II

1.11 Methodology ......................................................................................................................... II

1.16 Chapterisation ....................................................................................................................... l2

CHAPTER TWO ........................................................................................................................ 14

LITERATURE REVIEW .......................................................................................................... 14

2. 0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................. 14

2.1 Conclusion .............................................................................................................................. 26

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CHAPTER THREE .................................................................................................................... 27

EVOLUTION OF ADR IN UGANDA ...................................................................................... 27

3.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................. 27

3.1 Forms of Alternative dispute resolution ................................................................................. 27

3.2 Changing International Perceptions 1976 to the Present ........................................................ 30

3.3 Changing perception in Uganda .............................................................................................. 32

3.3.1 Emerging Challenges in Uganda ......................................................................................... 36

3.4 Possible solutions to these Emerging Challenges ................................................................... 38

3.5 Conclusion .............................................................................................................................. 39

CHAPTER FOUR ....................................................................................................................... 40

THE INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICE OF ADR ENFORCEMENT ......................... 40

4.0 Introduction: ............................................................................................................................ 40

4.1 Best practice applicability of ADR in Kenya ......................................................................... 40

4.2 Best practice of ADR in Africa ............................................................................................... 47

4.3 ADR enforcement in Australia ............................................................................................... 51

4.4 Conclusion .............................................................................................................................. 55

CHAPTER FIVE ........................................................................................................................ 63

CONCLUSION AND RECOMMNEDATION ........................................................................ 63

5.1 Conclusions ............................................................................................................................. 63

5.2 Recommendations ................................................................................................................... 64

Bibliography ............... · .................................................................................................................. 68

ABSTRACT This study examined the dispute resolution enforcement used in Uganda. Arbitration, adjudication and mediation are the most frequently used dispute resolution methods in Uganda. A literature review focused on arbitration, adjudication and mediation in Uganda. The study design was doctrinal and it depended mostly on books and literature review in the Ugandan and international context, the research concluded that for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to be effective in solving disputes in Uganda, mediators, arbitrators and adjudicators with knowledge of the ADR should be appointed. In terms of its characteristics, ADR should be the best option to resolve disputes. However, it is not being fully utilized due to the characteristics of dispute resolution itself and the absence of an appropriate framework to guide the disputing parties on the overall process. The study concluded that It is also noteworthy that legal training in Uganda is progressing away from the adversarial system to moderate training involving ADR and exposure to ADR practical techniques. There is the need to allocate financial resources into the ADR sector to help in training and motivation of practitioners. The revelation of the study was that, Mediators, especially those attached to the courts are less paid and sometimes not paid at all. This has a potential of stifling the smooth operation of ADR if care is not taken. There is the need also to engage in periodic monitoring and quality control of mediators or practitioners especially the court connected ones to ensure that its processes do not easily assume the character of litigation.

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APA

A, B (2022). An Examination of Alternative Dispute Resolution Enforcement in Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/an-examination-of-alternative-dispute-resolution-enforcement-in-uganda

MLA 8th

A, BIRIBA "An Examination of Alternative Dispute Resolution Enforcement in Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 25 Jul. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/an-examination-of-alternative-dispute-resolution-enforcement-in-uganda. Accessed 08 Aug. 2022.

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A, BIRIBA . "An Examination of Alternative Dispute Resolution Enforcement in Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 25 Jul. 2022. Web. 08 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/an-examination-of-alternative-dispute-resolution-enforcement-in-uganda >.

Chicago

A, BIRIBA . "An Examination of Alternative Dispute Resolution Enforcement in Uganda" Afribary (2022). Accessed August 08, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/an-examination-of-alternative-dispute-resolution-enforcement-in-uganda