Steps to Aid the Acquiring of Citizenship by Refugee and Immigrants in Uganda

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CHAPTER ONE

110

1.1 Background of the stuciy......................................................................................1

1.2 Problem

1.3 The purpose of the stucly.....................................................................................3

1.4 ObJectives of the stucly........................................................................................4

1.5 Scope of the study ............................................................................~4

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1.7.1

1.7.3

1.8

1.7.2

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1.9 l.iterature

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REFUGEE SITUAflON, MIGRAflON AND LEGISLAflON IN UGANDA .............1O

2.1 Background

2.2 OvervIew of the refugee sItuation and legislation In Uganda.................................13

2.2.1 HIstorical Overvievv of the Refugee Situation ..................................................13

2.3 A Progressive Refugee Planagernent a43proaclI.................................................... 16

2.4 l~efugee Policy and l..eglslation ...........................................................~.17

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UGANDA’S

HAPrEI~. rIIREE

REFUGEE

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LAW, POLICY FRAMEWORK, AND DEVELOPMENT

INI1IATIVES

3.1 Introduction 19

3.2 The policy framework 19

3.3 Evolution of Uganda’s Refugee 20

3.4 The colonial era law included draconian provisions 20

3.5 Current Legal and Policy Framework 22

3.5.1 International and Domestic Laws Governing the Situation of Refugees in Uganda

22

3.6 Refuges rights towards citizenship 26

3.7 Theoretical Framework 33

CHAPTER

POLITICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL FACTORS INFLUENCING THE UGANDAN

LEGAL SYSTEM GOVERNING REFUGEES.,.,,....,,......,..,,,.,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,38

4.1 Factors that influence the generous policy framework 38

4.2 Refugees and National Development Plans 41

4.5 Obstacles to the Naturalisation of Refugees while applying for citizenship in Uganda

42

4.6 The Eligibility for Refugees to Acquire Ugandan Citizenship 43

4.6.1 Citizenship by registration 45

4.6.2 Citizenship by naturalisation 46

4.7 The Constitutional Court’s findings 47

4.8 Recent discussions about citizenship and refugees 48

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RECOMMENDATIONS

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AND CONCLUSIONS ,,,..,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,~49

5.1 Introduction 49

5.2 Recommendations 49

5.3 Conclusion 51

BIBLIOGRAPHY 53


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APA

Frontiers, E. & KAAKYO, E (2022). Steps to Aid the Acquiring of Citizenship by Refugee and Immigrants in Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/steps-to-aid-the-acquiring-of-citizenship-by-refugee-and-immigrants-in-uganda

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and EVELYNE KAAKYO "Steps to Aid the Acquiring of Citizenship by Refugee and Immigrants in Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 18 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/steps-to-aid-the-acquiring-of-citizenship-by-refugee-and-immigrants-in-uganda. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu, and EVELYNE KAAKYO . "Steps to Aid the Acquiring of Citizenship by Refugee and Immigrants in Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 18 Aug. 2022. Web. 29 Sep. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/steps-to-aid-the-acquiring-of-citizenship-by-refugee-and-immigrants-in-uganda >.

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Frontiers, Edu and KAAKYO, EVELYNE . "Steps to Aid the Acquiring of Citizenship by Refugee and Immigrants in Uganda" Afribary (2022). Accessed September 29, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/steps-to-aid-the-acquiring-of-citizenship-by-refugee-and-immigrants-in-uganda