An Examination of the Effectiveness of Alternative Dispute Resolution as A Method of Dispute Resolution in The Commercial Division of the Uganda High Court

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

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

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

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

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

LIST OF STATUTES .................................................................................................................. vi

TABLE OF CASES ..................................................................................................................... vii

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

CHAPTER 0 NE ........................................................................................................................... 1

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

1.1 Backgrotmd of the study ........................................................................................................... 2

1.2 Statement of the problem .......................................................................................................... 3

1.3 Objectives of the study .............................................................................................................. 4

1.3.1 General objective ................................................................................................................... 4

1.3.2 Specific objectives ................................................................................................................. 4

1.4 Research Questions ................................................................................................................... 4

1.5 Research Hypothesis ................................................................................................................. 4

1.6 Scope of the study ..................................................................................................................... 4

1. 7 Significance of the study ........................................................................................................... 5

1. 8 Limitations of the study ............................................................................................................ 5

1.9 Research Methodology ............................................................................................................. 5

1.1 0 Chapter Synopsis .................................................................................................................... 6

1.11 Conclusion .............................................................................................................................. 6

CHAPTER TWO: REASONS WHY DISPUTES ARE STEADILY INCREASING IN

UGANDA ....................................................................................................................................... 7

2.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 7

2.1 Review of the related literature ................................................................................................. 7

2.2 Reasons why disputes are steadily increasing ........................................................................ 14

2.3 Conclusion .............................................................................................................................. 19

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CHAPTER THREE: INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICES OF ADR IN

COMMERCIAL DIVISIONS OF THE HIGH COURT ........................................................ 20

3.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................. 20

3.1 International best practices of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Kenya ............................... 20

3. 2 International best practices of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Nigeria ............................ 25

3.3 International best practices of Alternative Dispute Resolution in United States of America. 28

3.4 Conclusion .............................................................................................................................. 31

CHAPTER FOUR: EFFECTS OF ADR ON JUSTICE SYSTEM IN UGANDA ................ 32

4.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................. 32

4.1 Overview of Justice System and ADR .................................................................................... 34

4.2 Law guiding Alternative Dispute Resolution in Uganda ........................................................ 36

4.3 Effects of ADR on justice system in Uganda ......................................................................... 44

4.4 Challenges to the practice of ADR in Uganda ........................................................................ 47

4.5 Conclusion .............................................................................................................................. 51

CHAPTER FIVE: FINDINGS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION ................ 52

5.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................. 52

5.1 Summary of findings of the study ........................................................................................... 52

5.2 Recommendations ................................................................................................................... 53

5.2.1 To comis of law in Uganda .................................................................................................. 53

5.2.2 Recommendations to the government. ................................................................................. 55

5.2.3 Recommendations to mediators and conciliators ................................................................ 60

5.3 Conclusion .............................................................................................................................. 57

REFERENCES ............................................................................................................................ 59

ABSTRACT The study examined the effectiveness of alternative dispute resolution as a method of dispute resolution in the commercial division of the Uganda high court. It therefore expressed concern on analysis of the causes of disputes in Uganda, existing international best practices for other commercial divisions of high court of other regimes, explored the high court's contribution to dispute resolution in Uganda and also provided for conclusions and recommendations. The study used a qualitative methodology to collect both primary and secondary information. Primary sources are legal instruments on conflict resolution which include the Constitution of Uganda in regard to high comi rulings on disputes, various conflict resolution statutes and other relevant legislation passed by Parliament, together with international and regional conventions ratified by the govemment. Secondary sources of information also used, the main sources being books, joumal articles and electronic databases. The study highlighted on best ADR practices and their effectiveness in different countries besides Uganda. Hence findings were positioned on compliance with different ADR methods the Uganda high court has complied with resolving disputes in the country at large.

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ANGELLA, N (2022). An Examination of the Effectiveness of Alternative Dispute Resolution as A Method of Dispute Resolution in The Commercial Division of the Uganda High Court. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/an-examination-of-the-effectiveness-of-alternative-dispute-resolution-as-a-method-of-dispute-resolution-in-the-commercial-division-of-the-uganda-high-court

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ANGELLA, NAMAGGA "An Examination of the Effectiveness of Alternative Dispute Resolution as A Method of Dispute Resolution in The Commercial Division of the Uganda High Court" Afribary. Afribary, 17 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/an-examination-of-the-effectiveness-of-alternative-dispute-resolution-as-a-method-of-dispute-resolution-in-the-commercial-division-of-the-uganda-high-court. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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ANGELLA, NAMAGGA . "An Examination of the Effectiveness of Alternative Dispute Resolution as A Method of Dispute Resolution in The Commercial Division of the Uganda High Court". Afribary, Afribary, 17 Aug. 2022. Web. 30 Jan. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/an-examination-of-the-effectiveness-of-alternative-dispute-resolution-as-a-method-of-dispute-resolution-in-the-commercial-division-of-the-uganda-high-court >.

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ANGELLA, NAMAGGA . "An Examination of the Effectiveness of Alternative Dispute Resolution as A Method of Dispute Resolution in The Commercial Division of the Uganda High Court" Afribary (2022). Accessed January 30, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/an-examination-of-the-effectiveness-of-alternative-dispute-resolution-as-a-method-of-dispute-resolution-in-the-commercial-division-of-the-uganda-high-court