Protection of Children's Right: An Analysis of the Efficacy of the Law and Practice in Uganda

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

APPROVAL BY SUPERVISOR ..................................................................................... ii

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

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS ................................................................................................ v

LIST OF ACRONYMS ............................................................................................... viii

LIST OF CASES ......................................................................................................... viii!

LIST OF STATUTES .................................................................................................... ix

ABSTRACT ...................................................................................................................... x

CHAPTER ONE

GENERAL INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................... !

1.0 Background .................................................................................................................. !

1.2 Statement of the problem .......................................................................................... 4

1.3 The purpose of the study ........................................................................................... 5

1.3 Objectives of the study ................................................................................................ 5

1.4 Specific objectives of the study ................................................................................. 6

1.5 Research Questions .................................................................................................... 6

1.6 Scope of the study ...................................................................................................... 6

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

1.8 Justification of the study ........................................................................................... 8

1.9 Hypothesis of the study ............................................................................................... 8

CHAPTER TWO

LITERATURE REVIEW .................................................................................................. 9

2.0 Introduction ................................................................................................................. 9

CHAPTER THREE

3.1 METHODOLOGY .................................................................................................. 16

3.4 Secondary Data .......................................................................................................... l6

3.5 Documentaryreview .................................................................................................. l6

3.6 Ethical Consideration ................................................................................................. !?

CHAPTER FOUR

THE LAW GOVERNING CHILDREN RIGHTS IN UGANDA AND ITS

EFFICACY ..................................................................................................................... l8

4.0 Introduction ................................................................................................................ IS

4.1 The Right to life ......................................................................................................... 20

4.2 The Right to Education .............................................................................................. 28

4.3 The Right to Identity ............................................................................................... 33

4.4 The Right against torture or in Human Treatment.. ................................................... 36

4.5 The right to medical care ........................................................................................ 38

4.6 Right to know their parents and be cared for by their parents .................................. .43

4.7 Conclusion .................................................................................................... , .......... .45

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CHAPTER FIVE

CONCLUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS ..................................................... .46

5.0 Conclusion and recommendations ............................................................................ .46

ABSTRACT This study seeks to analyze the laws goveming protection of children rights in Uganda. The study will also focus on the rights guaranteed by 1995 constitution as well as the children Act cap 159.with regard to the constitution reference will be made to article 34 and also the rights of the children as inscribed in the bill of rights. The constitution guarantees the following rights to children; the right to life, the right to medical care, the right to education, and the right against t01ture or inhuman trea~ment, the right to know their parents and be cared for by their parents. Despite there being laws guaranteeing this rights, violation of children rights is still rampant in Uganda due to poor enforcement mechanisms. in order to make tremendous improvement much is needed to be done on the ground if these rights are to be fully realized as many of the people are still not vast with the law goveming these rights, public education on children rights should be conducted in order to change cultural beliefs and traditions that undermine the realization of the children rights. There is a need for an urgent amendment of the law (children's Act) in the move of according children more protection especially when it comes to current rampant cases of child sacrifice which has led to the killing of children thereby denying them the right to life. In this study a revisitation of the related literature, laws and works of other authors in relation to children rights was used. Dming analysis of the data qualitative techniques of data collection were used.

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Frontiers, E. & MUHONJA, O (2022). Protection of Children's Right: An Analysis of the Efficacy of the Law and Practice in Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/protection-of-children-s-right-an-analysis-of-the-efficacy-of-the-law-and-practice-in-uganda

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and ODERA MUHONJA "Protection of Children's Right: An Analysis of the Efficacy of the Law and Practice in Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 05 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/protection-of-children-s-right-an-analysis-of-the-efficacy-of-the-law-and-practice-in-uganda. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu, and ODERA MUHONJA . "Protection of Children's Right: An Analysis of the Efficacy of the Law and Practice in Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 05 Aug. 2022. Web. 12 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/protection-of-children-s-right-an-analysis-of-the-efficacy-of-the-law-and-practice-in-uganda >.

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Frontiers, Edu and MUHONJA, ODERA . "Protection of Children's Right: An Analysis of the Efficacy of the Law and Practice in Uganda" Afribary (2022). Accessed August 12, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/protection-of-children-s-right-an-analysis-of-the-efficacy-of-the-law-and-practice-in-uganda