An examination of the independence of the parliament of Uganda in implementing its legislative role since 1995

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Kampala International University, School of law
This study an examination of the independence of the Parliament of Uganda in implementing its legislative role since 1995 was carried out with specific aims of establishing the role of parliament, duties of members of parliament, incidences where parliamentary independence has been infringed and the relationship between parliament and other organs of government through analysis of the lacunae in the law, in order to establish possible solutions. To comprehend this, the study reviewed literature from various scholars on specific aims as well as laws from different countries that regulate parliamentary business. This was done through analysis of both primary and secondary sources of information. The study indicated that the independence of the Ugandan parliament has continuously been under threat most especially from the executive. The study concluded that parliament represents the whole public and while enacting laws it should not act within the interests on one individual. The study recommended that there should be a reform in the law, members of parliament should not be appointed to the cabinet and parliamentary business should be brought closer to the people.
research report submitted to the school of law in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of tile degree of bachelor in laws of Kampala international university
Independence, Parliament, Uganda, Legislative role, 1995