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The Impact of Imprisonment on the Health Rights of Female Inmates. A Comparative Case Study of Soroti Prison Uganda

ABSTRACT KEY WORDS; Prisoner Health Rights, Health Care Service Provision, Nutrition, Activity, Hygiene and Sanitation. BACKGROUND: Female inmates tend to suffer poor health on a range of indicators. This Study sought to explore Female and Male Inmates' perceptions of the Impact of Imprisonment on their Health Rights and Well-being. METHOD: This Qualitative Study involved both adult Female (20) and male inmates (I 0) who were either Remands or Convicts at Soroti Prison in Eastern Uganda. Part...

A Critical Analysis of Consumer Protection Laws in Uganda

TABLE OF CONTENTS DECLARATION .............................................................................................................................. ii APPROVAL .................................................................................................................................... iii DEDICATION ................................................................................................................................. iv ACKNOWLEDGMENT ...................................

Land Conflicts in Uganda-An Examination On The Policy, Legal And Institutional Framework

ABSTRACT The research aimed at investigating the extent of Land conflicts in Uganda, an examination on the policy and legal framework. It aimed at the exploration of the legal and institutional framework governing the land laws and how human rights are enforced and followed during land evictions in Uganda. It also expounds on the conflicts between the provisions of the Land Amendment Act and tenure system, the gaps between the exploitation of land tenure systems ...

The Legal Framework Governing Maritime Administration in Uganda

ABSTRACT  This research examined Ugandas maritime administration. Water transport is not a problem limited to Uganda. It is a wide spread problem in most communities both developed and developing world and as such it has attracted international attention by developing conventions aimed at smoothening operational safety and navigation on water resources. Uganda has ratified some of the instruments and conventions to signify her compliance with the obligations by developing comprehensive l...

Advancing Reproductive Health in Kenya. A Human Rights Perspective.

ABSTRACT Sexual and reproductive health are among the most sensitive and controversial issues in international human rights law, but they are also among the most important. Reproductive health cannot be separated from the right to life. When reproductive health rights are violated, lives are lost. Women, youths and the children, mostly bare the brunt of ill reproductive health. In Kenya for instance many women still lose their lives due to reproductive health complications. The still births, ...

Criminal Justice System In Uganda And Its Impact On Mob Justice

TABLE OF CONTENT DECLARATION ............................................................................................................................. i APPROVAL BY SUPERVISOR ................................................................................................... ii DEDICATION ............................................................................................................................... iii ACKNOWLEDGMENT .......................................

Torture And Other Cruel, Inhuman Or Degrading Treatment: Their Impact On Human Rights Enforcement In Kenya.

ABSTRACT Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment. The Constitution prohibits such practices; however, security forces continue to use tmiure and physical violence during intenogation and to punish both pre-trial detainees and convicted prisoners.· Although authorities periodically issue directives against the use of to1iure by police, the problem persists and remains a serious problem. The Government has not provided information on the number of cases of torture that occur y...

The Principle of Legality and the Prosecution of International Crimes in Domestic Courts: A Case Study of Kampala Uganda

ABSTRACT The study examined the principle of legality and the prosecution of international crimes in domestic courts. The study was guided by the following objectives;- to find out whether the principle of legality is really a challenge to prosecuting acts that have already been recognized as crimes under customary international law, to find out whether states are "wasting time" in "legal gymnastics" and needlessly adhering to strict positivism, at the cost of accountability and justice for v...

The Critical Analysis Of The Doctrine Of Separation Of Powers And Checks And Balances In Uganda

ABSTRACTSeparation of powers is the doctrine and practice of dividing powers of Government amongdifferent branches to guard against abuse of authority. Among the objectives that resultedinto the-Tfromulgation of the 1995 constitution were the need to recognize and demarcatedivision of responsibility among the state organs of Executive, the Legislature and thejudicially and create viable checks and balances between them.Therefore, the research exan1ines the provisions regarding separation of p...

Domestic Violence and Gender Relations in Contemporary uganda-The law and Practice in Uganda.

ABSTRACT This study "Domestic Violence and Gender Relations in Contemporary Uganda', was canied out in FIDA (U) Kampala District, with specific aims of examining the circumstances which give rise to domestic violence and gender relations through assessing the legalities considered, establishing loopholes in the laws protection against domestic violence to identify circumstances under which the law can be revised and suggesting possible interventions which can be relied upon in the revision of...

An Analysis of the Role of the Judiciary in Protection and Promotion of Rights of Indigent Prisoners In Uganda

ABSTRACT This Dissertation analyzed the role of the judiciary in protection and promotion of rights of indigent prisoners in Uganda/ It was guided by the specific objectives which included r finding out whether Uganda's legal regime protects the rights of indigent prisoners/ depicting the role of the judiciary in the protection of indigent prisoner rights and exploring the legal rights of detained persons under international legal regime. The judiciary is the system of courts that interprets ...

Analysis of Diploma Tic Immunity and Crimes Committed by Diplomats

ABSTRACT Diplomatic immunity from civil and criminal proceedings established itself as a fundamental of customary diplomatic law. It traced its origin from the Greeks and Romans. The purpose of this research is that it thought to analyze the principle of diplomatic immunity in relation to the crimes committed by diplomats and suggested possible recommendations for improvements in the area of diplomatic immunity. The research method that was employed in the research report was the standard des...

A Critical Analysis Of Imprisonment As A Form Of Penal Punishment In Uganda; A Case Study Of Luzira Prison

TABLE OF CONTENTSDECLARATIONAPPROVAL ., iiDEDICATION iiiACKNOWLEDGEMENT ivLIST OF ACRONYMS VLIST OF STATUTE CONSTITUTION AND DOMESTIC LEGISLATIONS viCHAPFER ONE 41.0 Introduction — 4.1 deflnitions1.2 The brief historical perspective ofthe prison system in Uganda 6I .3 Objectives of study 61.4 Statement ofthe problem 61.5 Scope ofthe study 7I .6 General objective 7I .6.1 Specific objectives 71.62 Research questions 7I .7 methodology 8I .7.1 Research design 81.7.2 Study area 81 .8 literature ...

The Role Of Truth, Justice And Reconciliation In Acideving Transitional Justice: A Case Study Of The Gacaca Courts In Rwanda After The 1994 Genocide.

ABSTRACT Emerging out of the same dynamics of war and violence that led to the recognition of international human rights, post -conflict or transitional justice is one of the most important developments in the efforts to advance peace as well realize human rights and dignity in the twentieth century. As more and more countries undergo the trauma of civil war or revolutions against repressive regimes, together with the international community they must confront the problems of transforming th...

Smoking In Public Places: The Legal Framework In Uganda

ABSTRACT The research project analyses the efficacy of the ban on smoking in public places in Uganda as well as institutional efficacy in the same context. In response to the threat of public smoking on public health in Uganda which has been continuous, enactment of different laws to attempt to ensure that there is compliance with such laws. Thus there are several institutions that have been established in the attempt to ensure that the law is properly and effectively implemented. However de...


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