Informations sur la ressource

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juillet 2013
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The Uganda Law Reform Commission with support from the Justice Law and Order Sector undertook a study to review the laws of succession in Uganda.   The purpose of the study was to ensure among others that; the provisions of the laws of succession are in conformity with the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, national laws and international and regional human rights standards and practices, are up to date with the changing socio‐ economic circumstances of Uganda, and that the law is accessible to the people and its implementation can be better realised.

Succession means the acquisition of rights and/or property of a deceased person by law.  The terms “Succession” and “inheritance” are commonly used interchangeably.

For purposes of this study, we shall restrict ourselves to the use of the term succession which is the legal term. In Uganda, succession is provided for under various laws. These include; the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995, the Succession Act1, the Administrator Generals Act2, the Estates of Missing Persons (Management)Act3, the Administration of Estates (Small Estates) (Special Provisions)Act4 , the Local Council Courts Act5,  the Probate (Resealing) Act6, the Trustees Incorporation Act7, the Public Trustee Act,8 the Administration of Estates by Consular officers Act9, the Administration of Estates of Persons of Unsound Mind Act10, the Church of England Trustees Act11    and   the Local Governments Act.12

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Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) is an independent public policy research and advocacy think tank based in Uganda working in East and Southern Africa. ACODE was first registered in 1999 as a Non-governmental organization (NGO). In 2004, the organization was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and without having a share capital. ACODE is one of the most dynamic and robust regional leaders in cutting-edge public policy research and analysis in a range of areas including governance, trade, environment, and science and technology.

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