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Enhancing Electoral Justice in Uganda's Parliamentary Elections: The search for Dependable Precedent

Publication Type:

Report

Source:

New Vision and Publishing Company, Kampala - Uganda, p.182 (2021)

URL:

https://www.kituochakatiba.org/sites/default/files/2021-08/KituochaKatiba-Enhance-electoral-Justice.pdf

Abstract:

Article 77 of the Constitution provides for a general election of members  of Parliament after every five years. The latest elections were conducted on 14 January 2021. In recognition of courts as the constitutionally mandated  arbiters of electoral disputes, citizens have in the past resorted to courts as  dispute resolution fora (post-2001, 2006, 2001 and 2016). Disputes have  been rooted in allegations of violations of diverse aspects of electoral laws,  procedures and processes. It is expected that a similar trend will follow  from the just concluded 2021 election cycle.