Domesticating The Kampala Convention As A Pivotal Step In Protecting Persons Displaced By Conflict And Violence In Northern Nigeria
Esther Hatsiwa Emmanuel
The paper interrogates the internal displacement in northern Nigeria, through an appraisal of the extant laws particularly the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Africa (Kampala Convention) and other International, regional and domestic instruments. There is no specific National legal framework for the protection and assistance of internally displaced persons in Nigeria. The state is yet to domesticate the Kampala Convention, even though there is a bill pending before the National Assembly that seeks to do the same. The paper recognizes that efforts have been invested by national authorities in developing a National IDP Policy, which was finalized in 2012 but was never adopted. Nigeria should therefore operationalize the Kampala Convention because it provides a comprehensive framework that will bring improvement to the lives of IDP’s in Northern Nigeria.
Long Walk To Justiciability: Article 8a And Uganda’s National Objectives And Directive Principles Of State Policy
Kansiime M. Taremwa and Lisandra Kabagenyi
The 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda was lauded by many commentators
as one of the best in the region. Much of these sentiments of admiration gained
traction because of the comprehensive nature of the Bill of Rights in Chapter 4 of the
Constitution. However, the main body of Chapter 4 did not include a number of
economic, social and cultural rights and they were instead included as part of the
manifesto of aspirations code named, the “National Objectives and Directive
Principles of State Policy.” Judicial enforcement of ESCRs became difficult because of
the fact that these National Objectives were not considered justiciable. In 2005, the
Constitution was amended, introducing a new Article 8A in its main body that seemed
to suggest that NODSPs were not merely aspirations. Notwithstanding some victories,
the experience that the courts have had with Article 8A has left a lot to be desired.
The Human Rights Implications Of Uganda's Borrowing
The relationship between the sovereign debt of developing countries and the protection of the social rights of citizens in those countries has received considerable analysis from the economic, political and moral perspectives, but relatively little has been written from the legal point of view. Consequently, this paper provides legal insights into the lingering crisis that sovereign debt poses to human rights, with a specific focus on the economy of Uganda. The paper is particularly concerned with examining what Uganda’s debt burden means for the basic observance and enjoyment of human rights by its citizens of both the present and the future.
Without Their Consent: Unravelling The Conundrum Surrounding Rape In Uganda
Sexual violence is an emergent problem in Uganda today and it leaves an
enduring and devastating impact on the survivors. Rape is one of the most
pressing issues under the broader genus of sexual violence. It desecrates the very
core of the victim’s esteem, dignity and integrity and it is mostly perpetrated by
men. Although originally this type of crime was not openly discussed, research
has provided a greater understanding of the offence and its devastating effects to
survivors. This article therefore contributes to this scholarship by demystifying
the whole notion of rape in Uganda while looking at the legal regime that governs
the offence, national crime statistics and prosecution of the offence. The article
thus makes an overall appeal to curb rape through a multi – disciplinary
approach and undertaking necessary reforms in the law that governs the offence.