The Doctrine of Separation of Powers in Uganda: A Myth or A Reality.

SSENTONGO FALUKU 72 PAGES (24415 WORDS) Law Project
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

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

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

ACKNOWLEDGMENT ................................................................................................... iv

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

ABSTRACT ..................................................................................................................... vii

CHAPTER ONE ..................••••...•.......................................................................•....•........ 1

GENERAL INTRODUCTION •....................................................................•................. 1

1.1 Background .................................................................................................................. 1

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

1.3 Aim/Purpose ................................................................................................................. 5

1.4 Objectives of the study ................................................................................................. 5

1.5 Scope of the study ........................................................................................................ 6

1.6. Significance of the study ............................................................................................. 7

1. 7 Hypothesis .................................................................................................................... 8

1.9 Methodology ................................................................................................................ 8

1.1 0 Literature review ........................................................................................................ 9

1.11 Chapterilization ........................................................................................................ 11

CHAPTER TW0 ..............•.....•..•........................................•........................................... 12

2.1 DEFINITION AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE DOCTRINE OF

SEPARATION OF POWERS ....................................................................................... 12

2.2 The period before independence ................................................................................ 16

2.3 The doctrine of separation of powers during the 1962 constitution ........................... 19

2.4 The doctrine during the period 1966 .......................................................................... 20

2.5 The doctrine during 1967 constitutional period ......................................................... 24

2.6 Doctrine during the period 1971-1979 ....................................................................... 26

2.7 The period 1980-1985 ................................................................................................ 27

2.8 The doctrine during the NRM regime ........................................................................ 28

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CHAPTER THREE ....................................................................................................... 33

THE DOCTRINE OF SEPARATION OF POWERS UNDER THE 1995

CONSTITUTION ........................................................................................................... 33

3.1 The executive ............................................................................................................. 33

3.2 The legislature ............................................................................................................ 36

3.3 The judiciary ............................................................................................................... 40

CHAPTER FOUR .......................................................................................................... 46

4.0 THE NON ADHERENCE TO TUE DOCTRINE OF SEPARATION OF

POWERS fly EXECUTIVE I.E THE EXECUTIVE VIS A VIS LEGISLATURE,

THE EXECUTIVE VIS A VIS JUDICIARY ............................................................. .46

4.1 The executive vis-a-vis legislature ............................................................................. 47

4.2 The executive vis-a-vis judiciary ............................................................................... 50

4.3 Factors affecting independence of the judiciary ......................................................... 53

4.5 Effects of overlap in the independence of the judiciary ............................................. 54

CHAPTER FIVE ............................................................................................................ 58

CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION ............................................................ 58

5.1 Conclusion .................................................................................................................. 58

5.2 Recommendations ...................................................................................................... 59

BIBLIOGRAPHY ............................................................................................................ 62

LIST OF PAPERS CITED ............................................................................................... 63

LIST OF CASES .............................................................................................................. 64

ABSTRACT There are other publications whose theme has been centered upon analyzing the doctrine of separation of powers in Uganda: a myth or a reality. Materials on this subject are so scanty and while it's easy to come across several writings where the doctrine is mentioned. It often turns out that this is done sketchily and in passing. Numerous people have hitherto expressed the need to strengthen an observance of the doctrine in order to put in place good governance and its attendant benefits, but have not gone further as to recommend what measures ought to be put in place to achieve this end. Yet still some people may look at the doctrine as an end in itself while nothing more than a mere means to an end. Considering above, the task before me has not been easy. However, I have endeavored to do the best I can and came up with a commendable piece of work though it may not wholly be comprehensive. This work has involved an analysis of the separation of power and whether it's a myth or a reality in Uganda post 1995 period to date. As nothing much has been done by way of coming up with an analysis following the trend that I have took, I only hope that my maiden and humble contribution based on the doctrine of separation of power will be of some benefit not only to the students of constitutional law but also to those interested in constitutional governance with the law reform generally.

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FALUKU, S (2022). The Doctrine of Separation of Powers in Uganda: A Myth or A Reality.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-doctrine-of-separation-of-powers-in-uganda-a-myth-or-a-reality

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FALUKU, SSENTONGO "The Doctrine of Separation of Powers in Uganda: A Myth or A Reality." Afribary. Afribary, 22 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/the-doctrine-of-separation-of-powers-in-uganda-a-myth-or-a-reality. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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FALUKU, SSENTONGO . "The Doctrine of Separation of Powers in Uganda: A Myth or A Reality.". Afribary, Afribary, 22 Aug. 2022. Web. 30 Jan. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/the-doctrine-of-separation-of-powers-in-uganda-a-myth-or-a-reality >.

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FALUKU, SSENTONGO . "The Doctrine of Separation of Powers in Uganda: A Myth or A Reality." Afribary (2022). Accessed January 30, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/the-doctrine-of-separation-of-powers-in-uganda-a-myth-or-a-reality