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Frustrated Or Frustrating?: The Inspector General of Government and the Question of Political Corruption in Uganda

Publication Type:

Paper

Source:

(2019)

URL:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338108252_The_Sub_Judice_Rule_and_Its_Impact_on_Freedom_of_Expression_in_Uganda

Abstract:

 

This article examines the nature and application of the sub judice rule in Uganda. It argues that the rule is invoked too broadly in some contexts where the mere existence of litigation is used as a justification, usually by government officials, to refuse to address an issue in the media or before parliament and to bar any public debate on the issue. This article argues that certain aspects of this rule are incompatible with freedom of expression and might be hard to enforce in the era of free media and social media