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Title:Review of major decisions on fundamental rights and freedoms in Uganda, 2008-2009
Author:Onoria, HenryISNI
Year:2011
Periodical:East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights (ISSN 1021-8858)
Volume:17
Issue:1
Pages:269-296
Language:English
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:human rights
lawsuits
judgments
2008
2009
Abstract:In the years 2008 and 2009 a number of major decisions on fundamental rights and freedoms were made in cases brought before Uganda's Constitutional Court and Supreme Court. A number of these decisions arose from incidents in the politically charged post-2005 period in the wake of the opening up of political space following the reversion to a multiparty system of governance. Decisions made regarded the right to life vis--vis the death penalty, the right to apply for grant of bail, the right to a fair trial, freedom of assembly, and the right to property vis--vis protection of the environment. The article describes the court cases in which these decisions were made. In the last two sections the author goes into procedural aspects in enforcing human rights, and addresses the import and implications of these major court decisions for the scope, content and enforcement of fundamental rights and freedoms in Uganda. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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