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Title:The Role of the Judiciary in the Constitutional Systems of East Africa
Author:Pfeifer, Steven B.
Periodical:Journal of Modern African Studies
Geographic term:East Africa
judicial power
Politics and Government
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Abstract:For the purposes of this article, the object of study and the focus for constitutional comparisons in former British East Africa, now the independent states of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The issue examined here is one of the major unresolved problems confronting constitutional lawyers concerned with the establishment of a democratic political order: What should be the judicial role in the distribution of authority at the national level? In apportioning the power to affect governmental policy, where and how, if at all, do the courts fit in? The scope of the subject, and particularly its comparative nature, has necessitated an amphasis upon drawing what might be called the 'right conclusions' after a study of the appropriate constitutional instruments, legislation where relevant, cases decided in the courts and reported in the East African Law Reports, and the research of publicists in this field. Ref.