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Title: A Critical Analysis Of The Role Of Court Assessors In The Administration Of Justice In Uganda: A Case Study Of The Criminal Division Of The High Court Of Uganda
Authors: Medard, Asiimwe
Keywords: Court Assessors
Criminal Division
Issue Date: Sep-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University, school of Bachelors degree of Law
Abstract: Colonialism typically involved the large-scale transfer of Iaws and legal institutions from one society to another. The result was a dual legal system: one for the colonized and one for the colonizers, casting the latter as sole possessors of law and civility. The introduction of colonial law promoted cultural transformations among colonized peoples, yet also established limits to these transformations, and provided opportunities to resist and negotiate colonial power. Legal conflicts between colonizer and colonized were shaped by jurisdictional jockeying' between competing colonial authorities, and were affected by factions within colonized population. Although the first part of this article traces the origins of the institution of English and imperial judicial assessors, the main considcratio11 is not primarily the evolutionary change in the place of Ugandan assessors in colonial courts Rather, the focus lies on the tensions between then aspirations of colonial legal systems, and the fact that questions have arisen as to whether their role is still relevant given the fact that their continued existence seems to have outlived the purpose of their introduction. The researcher uses Landmark legal cases, Opinions of Judges, Lawyers, and the general Public collected from Legal Journals and Newspaper articles to mention but a few to illustrate the role of assessors
Description: A Research Report Submitted to the School of Law In Partial Fulfillment For The Requirement Of Bachelor’s Degree at Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Laws

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