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An Appraisal Of The Legal Duties Of Military Courts In The Uganda Criminal Justice System

Summary of the Report and Policy Recommendations The United Nations Human Rights Committee has emphasized that the right to a fair trial (which includes the right to an independent and impartial tribunal) applies in full to military courts as it does to the ordinary civilian courts. Based mainly on Uganda's military justice legal framework. this article critically examines the compliance of the country's military courts with the right to an independent and impartial tribunal. It is establishe...

Labour Discrimination In Uganda. A Case Study Of Uganda Police Force.

The researcher will be interested in investigating the labour discrimination in Uganda while focusing on police force as the area of interest. This was because of the emerging issues concerning labour and labour rights which are sensitive in the Uganda employment sector and one of the critical but often ignored concepts is that concerned with labour discrimination. Uganda is characterized by labour discrimination both in social, economic and political spheres of society. In the labor ec...

The International Criminal Court And The Discharge Of Modern Human Rights Regime: The Legal Challeng

AbstractThe disunity of the modem world is a fact; but so, in truer sense, is its unity. The essential and manifold solidarity, coupled with necessity of securing the rule of law and the elimination of war, constitutes a harmony of interest which has been basis more real and tangible than the illusion of the sentimentalists or the hypocrisy of those satisfied with the existing status quo. The ultimate harmony of interests which within the state finds expression in the estimation of privat...

An Examination Of The Causes Of Defilement And Its Impact On The Life Of The Girl Child. A Case Study Of Soroti Sub County In Eastern Uganda (In Light Of Section 129 Of The Penal Code Act Cap

This study was about defilement and the general objective was to examine the impact of defilement on the life of a girl child in Uganda with specific reference to soroti district, Eastern Uganda. Information was obtained through asking or inquiring from concerned people especially police, victims themselves, parents or guardians and NGOs that handle cases of defilement in uganda. The findings of the study show the significance of defilement. The researcher used different data collection ...

Review On Marital Rape Vis-a-viz The Customary Practice In Uganda". Case Study In Kampala.

This study under took to identify the causes, types and legal frame work towards marital rape. The main objectives to show whether marital rape can be accommodated in customary practices in Uganda, to explain the importance of including marital rape in penal provisions in society, to expose or show the effect of marital rape on victims, families and society as a whole, and to show the negative side of many myths and stereotypes surrounding marital rape. The methods used in the study inv...

The Effectiveness Or Otherwise Of The Motor Vehicle Third Party Risks Act In Regulating The Insurance Sector Of Kenya

The fundamental commercial concept of insurance has been amidst the African continent for quite a long time. Members of a cmrnnnnity pooled together resources to create a "social insurance fund". The concept of premiums ranged from material to moral support or other payments in kind. It was from these collected funds that payment was made from. Those who seemed to be less nnfminnate in the society and who were exposed to perils qualified from the fund, 1 "the emergence of cmrnnercial ins...

International Law Vis A Vis State Sovereignty. A Case Study Of The Arrest Warrant Against President Omar Elbashir Of Sudan.

Sovereignty have core meaning is supremacy of the state territories alongside others or without interference with other states, which is, supreme authority within a tetTitory, though the meanings given have varied across history. It is a modem notion of political authority. Historical variants can be understood along three dimensions, the holder of sovereignty, the absoluteness of sovereignty, and the intemal and external dimensions of sovereignty. The state is the political institution ...

Analysis Of The Right Of A Person Serving A Death Sentence In Uganda. A Case Study Of Luzira Prison In Kampala.

This study was designed to critically analyse the rights of people serving death sentence 1n Uganda, a case study of Luzira prison. The subject of analysis included looking at different laws: both international and domestic laws that safe guard the rights of people on death row. The study was based on research questions, and found that, Laws to protect the rights, of the people. on death penalty has limited its efficacy. From present, it is seen that so many countries, are on the verge o...

Impediments hindering peoples exercise of their power or choice of government in Uganda.

AbstractThis research is aimed at pointing out the impediments hindering people's exercise of their power or choice of government and assessing the manner in which the law has continuously failed to enforce fully the exercise of this right for people to choose leaders of their choice as guaranteed by the Constitution.Peolple can choose leaders through an exercise of Elections. The History of elections can be traced from old and ancient Greek and Roman States. Elections were also used in...

The Legal Framework For Environmental Sust Ainability Of The Waters In Uganda

Uganda is endowed with significant surface and ground water resources. However, water resources are under increasing threat of degradation as exhibited in reduced quality and quantities in major freshwater bodies. Soil erosion and industrial pollution have reduced surface water quality. Watershed degradation and climate change also reduce surface and ground water quantities. Water is a key strategic resource and access to clean water is a fundamental human right. As such maintaining good...

The Role Of Non Governmental Organisations In The Protection Of Children's Rights Case Study Of Gulu District

The purpose of the study is to establish the role of NGOs in protecting children's rights in Gulu district Northern Uganda. The objectives of the study were; to establish the range of activities done by NGOs in protecting children's rights in Gulu district, to identifY the effects ofNGOs' work on the protection of children's rights in Gulu district and to investigate the existing legal framework and the protection of children's rights in Gulu district. The summary findings from objective...

Gross Violation Of Fundamental Human Rights -a Case Study Of The Rwandan Genocide

Rwanda was deeply destroyed in 1994. Among an endless host of problems, highly complex questions and dilemmas of justice, unity, and reconciliation haunt Rwanda to this day. The basic question confronting Rwanda is how to deal with the legacy of the conflict that culminated in the genocide of the Tutsi and in the massacres of Hutu opponents of the genocide. The UN set up an International Criminal Tribunal in Arusha, Tanzania, and Rwanda has its own courts. In both cases, the process of t...

Consumer Protection Law In Uganda: Adequacy Of The Laws Governing The Protection Of Consumers Of Goods In Uganda

ABSTRUCTThe study Consumer Protection Law in Uganda: Adequacy of the laws governing consumerprotection in Uganda, has been carried out with specific objectives of finding out whether thelaws relating to consumer protection in Uganda adequately protect the consumers. This wasestablished by exploring the background and !levelopment of Consumer Protection Law, thedifferent laws relating to consumer protection in Uganda, looking at the rights of theconswners and the different problems faced...

The Contribution Of Post Election Crises To The Growth Of Electoral Democracy In Africa; A Case Study Of The 2008 Post Election Violence In Kenya

ABSTRACT On 30th December 2007, following the announcement of the presidential election results in Kenya; violence broke out in several places across the country amidst claims that the electoral commission of Kenya (ECK) had rigged the presidential election. Sporadic eruptions continued for many weeks, bringing death and destmction to thousands of Kenyans. The general purpose of the study was to examine the contribution of the postelection violence to the growth of electoral democrac...

The Law Relating To Trademarks In Uganda. Challenges And Prospects

The study of the topic the law relating to trademarks, challenges and prospects Mainly analysis the protection of a Trademark under the existing law that's the trademarks ion act 2010,the relevancy of the protect ion offered and its extent of Confonnity with international treaties that's to say the TRIPS, the Paris Convention on the Intellectual Prope1ty Right. The study also answers the question of public awareness


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