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Title:Constitutional dialogue in Uganda
Author:Bussey, EricaISNI
Year:2005
Periodical:Journal of African Law
Volume:49
Issue:1
Pages:1-23
Language:English
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:constitutionalism
judicial review of legislation
constitutions
1995
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/27607930
Abstract:Several recent constitutional cases in Uganda, including Constitutional Petition No. 5 of 2003, which struck down several sections of the Political Parties and Organizations Act, aimed at suppressing opposition party activity, and Constitutional Appeal No. 1 of 2002, in which the Supreme Court held that a constitutional amendment which had enabled the 2000 Referendum on political systems was unconstitutional, suggest an emerging constitutional dialogue in Uganda. The paper examines the history of constitutionalism in Uganda, the 1995 Constitution, and recent constitutional cases in order to analyse the tools available within the Ugandan constitutional framework that make a meaningful dialogue between the courts and the legislature possible, and the ways in which these have, or have not, been used in recent decisions. Notes, ref., sum. (p. i). [Journal abstract]
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