Kanyeihamba
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Justice Professor Dr. George W. Kanyeihamba is one of the leading jurists in the field of constitutional and human rights law. In the last three decades he has been a key protagonist in the metamorphosis that has seen Uganda emerge from tyranny and lawlessness to the present constitutional and political order. These essays address three thematic areas namely (i) Constitutional theory and practice � including anecdotes on the making of the 1995 Constitution (ii) Human rights and (iii) governance and development. The work illustrates the hurdles met in the implementation of the 1995 Constitution arising out of constricted political spaces; excessive powers of the executive; a weak and gullible legislature as well as a threatened but resilient Judiciary.

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Published 29 December 2006
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KANYEIHAMBASCOMMENTARIES ONLAW,POLITICS AND GOVERNANCEND 2IMPRESSION
KANYEIHAMBASCOMMENTARIES ONLAW,PGOVERNANCEOLITICS AND ND 2IMPRESSION GWKANYEIHAMBALLB, LLM, PHD, LLD, SC.
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LawAfrica Publishing (U) Ltd Crown House, 1st Floor Plot 4A Kampala Road P.O. Box 6198 Kampala, Uganda Phone: +256 41 255808 Fax: +256 41 347743
LawAfrica Publishing (K) Ltd Co-op Trust Plaza, 1st Floor Lower Hill Road P.O. Box 4260 - 00100 GPO Nairobi, Kenya Phone: +254 20 2722579/80 Fax: +254 20 2722592
LawAfrica Publishing (T) Ltd Co-Architecture Building, 7th Floor P.O. Box 38564 Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania Phone: +255 22 2120804/5 Fax: +255 22 2120811 Email: sales@lawafrica.com Website:www.lawafrica.comFirst published in 2006
© Reprint 2010 GW Kanyeihamba
ISBN: 9966-7448-2-7
TABLE OFCONTENTS
PagePreface ....................................................................................................... viii Introduction ............................................................................................... x Section One: Constitutional Theory and Practice Chapter One - The Theory and Principles of Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law: Separation of Powers 1.1 Customary and Colonial Background ....................................... 8 Chapter Two - The Making and Nature of the 1995 Uganda Constitution 2.1 The Salient Features of the 1995 Constitution .......................... 21 Chapter Three - The Judiciary and its Challenges: Judicial Independence and Accountability in a Democratic Society 3.1 The Function of the Judiciary .................................................. 34 3.2 Judicial Activism ...................................................................... 35 3.3 Can Uganda Judges Engage in Judicial Activism to Uphold and Protect Human Rights? ........................................ 40 3.4 Protection of Human Rights by Judges .................................... 41 3.5 Judicial Responses to Violation of Human Rights in Uganda ................................................................................ 43 3.6 Executive, Political and Military Assault on the Judiciary .......... 47 3.7 Accountability in the Judiciary ................................................. 51 3.8 Judicial Balancing Act .............................................................. 52 3.9 An Ideal Judiciary..................................................................... 55 Chapter Four - The Exercise of Executive Power 4.1 Tolerance in the Exercise of Executive Power .......................... 60 4.2 What Went Wrong? ................................................................ 67
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Chapter Five - Human Rights: Know Them, Demand Them, Defend Them 5.1 Enforcement of Human Rights and Development .................... 75 5.2 Human and Peoples’ Rights ..................................................... 75 5.3 The Impact of Foreign Aid....................................................... 82 5.4 knowledge and Protection of Human Rights............................ 85 Chapter Six - The Right to Health With Reference to HIV/AIDS 6.1 Definition of the Right To Health. .......................................... 88 6.2 Misconception About the Right to Health. .............................. 90 6.3 Human Rights and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Uganda .......... 92 6.4 The Uganda Open Policy Experience ...................................... 95 6.5 Living With HIV/AIDS........................................................... 100 6.6 Diagnosis and Treatment.......................................................... 103 6.7 The HIV/AIDS Test................................................................ 104 6.8 The Cd4 Count ....................................................................... 104 Chapter Seven - The Death Penalty Debate in Uganda 7.1 Introduction............................................................................. 107 7.2 Constitutional Licence ............................................................. 109 Section Three: Governance and Development Chapter Eight - Weaknesses, Frustrations and Failures of Political Parties in Uganda117 Chapter Nine - Corruption 9.1 Public Perception of Corruption .............................................. 127 9.2 Corruption in the Electoral Process .......................................... 127 9.3 Inability to Act on Corruption ................................................. 128 9.4 Difficulties in Identifying the Corrupt ...................................... 129 9.5 Corruption In The Judiciary..................................................... 131
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9.6 Professionals and Corruption .................................................... 135 9.7 The legal Profession ................................................................. 136 9.8 Corruption in other Professions................................................ 138 9.9 Fighting Corruption................................................................. 139 9.10 The Major Weapon Against Corruption is Circumstantial Evidence.................................................................................. 140 9.11 Strengthening the Resolve Against Corruption......................... 144 Chapter Ten - Obstacles to African Development 10.1 The Wisdom of Africa ............................................................. 147 10.2 The Obstacles .......................................................................... 149 10.3 The Dependency Syndrome..................................................... 150 10.4 Impact of Foreign Aid, Advisers and Planners on African Development ........................................................................... 150 10.5 African Weaknesses in Negotiating Contracts ........................... 155 10.6 Consequences of Failure........................................................... 157