An Overview of the Application of the Doctrine of Separation of Powers in Uganda

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Kampala International University, bachelors degree of laws
This Research examined how the doctrine of separation of powers has been addressed in Uganda over the years. It covered the historical perspective of the subject beginning with colonial times, to post independence Uganda and the various governments which ruled the country. Also special attention was paid to the role of the three arms of government under the 1995 Constitution of Uganda. The research also looked at how the Executive arm exercises its powers vis a vis the Judiciary and the Legislature. This research has found continued disrespect of court decisions and interference with parliament in the conduct of its functions by government through its executive arm. This research attempted to justify the overlap with in the arms of government and the effects there from. This research contributed to the existing knowledge on matters of constitutionalism. It attempted to guide the policy and law makers like parliament to enact laws which strictly up hold the doctrine of separation of powers It was intended to guide the executive arm of government on respecting the functions of other arms of government. The research was also aimed at assisting other researchers interested in democratic government to appreciate this area.
Research Proposal Submitted In the Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of a Degree in Law of Kampala International University
Doctrine of Separation of Powers