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Title:The protection of human rights in South Africa and Uganda: a comparative survey of public awareness and perceptions
Author:Mubangizi, John C.ISNI
Periodical:East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights (ISSN 1021-8858)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:South Africa
Southern Africa
Subjects:human rights
Bill of Rights
Human rights--Public opinion
External link:https://www.ajol.info/index.php/eajphr/article/view/39360
Abstract:The differences and similarities between the South African and Ugandan Bill of Rights notwithstanding, it is submitted that providing for human rights is one thing and effectively protecting or implementing them is another. The question therefore is whether such rights are actually implemented in practice and to what extent South Africans and Ugandans actually enjoy and realize the human rights protection accorded to them. The effective enjoyment or enforcement of human rights largely depends on the level of public awareness of such rights and of the mechanisms and institutions through which to enforce them. In order to answer these questions, two separate but similar surveys were conducted in 2003 and 2004, one in South Africa, the other in Uganda. This paper presents the results of these surveys. Notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]