Constitutional Amendment Bill to the Article 26 of the Uganda Constitution | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

Resource information

Date of publication: 
September 2017
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
ANARDE-Consti-201709
Pages: 
4

A constitutional amendment bill has been tabled before Parliament with the primary aim of overhauling the Constitutional Right to Protection from deprivation of property (Article 26). The alleged objective of the amendment is “to resolve the current problem of delayed implementation of Government infrastructure and investment projects due to disputes arising out of the compulsory land acquisition process.”1 “Avocats Sans Frontières” (ASF) and Advocates for Natural Resources Governance and Development (ANARDE) are two partner Civil Society Organizations engaged in the promotion of social justice, Rule of Law and legal empowerment of Uganda citizens. In light of the lessons learnt in our on-going activities of legal assistance to communities affected by land deprivation, we anticipate that great challenges for the protection of constitutional rights will arise if the bill passes.

Authors and Publishers

Corporate Author(s): 
Advocates for Natural Resources and Development logo

We are a nonprofit group of researchers activists, organizers, and lawyers with expertise in human rights, environmental governance, corporate and government accountability. Our small team of activists work tirelessly and relentlessly in Uganda to extend legal services to the very poor and to preserve our natural resources.

We also network with a fantastic broad network of part-time and volunteer members on the ground whose dedication to our cause is crucial to our operations.

Publisher(s): 
Advocates for Natural Resources and Development logo

We are a nonprofit group of researchers activists, organizers, and lawyers with expertise in human rights, environmental governance, corporate and government accountability. Our small team of activists work tirelessly and relentlessly in Uganda to extend legal services to the very poor and to preserve our natural resources.

We also network with a fantastic broad network of part-time and volunteer members on the ground whose dedication to our cause is crucial to our operations.

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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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