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Fredrick Sekindi* ABSTRACT The article discusses presidential authority as conceptualised by the fundamental laws that Uganda has adopted since it was declared a British Protectorate in 1894. Focusing on the Constitution of Uganda of 1995, the article argues that just like erstwhile fundamental laws, it was imposed on the country with the primary purpose of entrenching President Museveni in power,…
Crispin Kaheru, CCEDU==================It is quite unfortunate that at a time when Uganda is struggling with evils such as insecurity characterized by unresolved murders; widespread land evictions; natural disasters and unabated corruption, some politicians have in that heat of the moment chosen to instead pay attention to promoting and sponsoring debate around the amendment of article 102(b) of the 1995 Constitution…
Civil society offices of Action Aid in Kasanga and Great Lakes Institute For Strategic Studies in Ntinda are under police siege with staff not allowed to leave the premises. Police cordoned off the offices this evening, according to the sworn affidavit sworn before by Makindye Chief Magistrate's court by AIP Henry Peter Walya attached to the Criminal Investigations Department because…
A Critical Analysis of the Supreme Court Decisions Fred Sekindi Dr. Fred Sekindi is a lecturer in International Public Law and International Human Rights at Nkumba University and a consultant tutor with the African Prisons Project in Uganda email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ABSTRACT This article analyses the constitutional and domestic legal framework under which the president of Uganda has been elected since…
Kenya’s opposition political party recorded a fourth straight loss in the country’s General Election on August 8, after leader Raila Odinga trailed incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta. Just four days earlier, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) had trounced his opponents — former journalist and independent candidate Phillipe Mpayimana and Democratic Green Party leader Frank Habineza who garnered less…
For Immediate Media Release: 17/08/2017 PROTEST STATEMENT: Halt threats & intimidation to the Kenyan Civil Society 72 Regional & International Civil Society organizations from 22 countries raise collective condemnation on harassment of CSOs in Kenya. Nairobi/17th August 2018: We, the undersigned civil society organizations, working to advance human rights of all people in different countries categorically condemn the recent intimidation,…

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