Critical legal analysis of commercial arbitration in Uganda

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Kampala International University, School of Law
The study seeks to critically investigate the law of commercial Arbitration in Uganda. The objectives of the study were; to analyze the legal framework on commercial arbitration, to establish the roles and challenges of commercial Arbitration in reducing and to propose the reforms and recommendations in improving commercial Arbitration as an alternative of accessing justice by the disputants. In order to achieve the objectives of this study the researcher will use the qualitative research techniques for data and information collection during the study. This method was used to generate and establish a detailed description of the legal framework on commercial arbitration. Documented sources from within Uganda and other jurisdictions were reviewed. The researcher also based on information found in various text books, law journals, newspapers, statutes and any other written relevant material for qualification of the findings. The study recommends the Judiciary to spearhead efforts and collaborate with the judicial service Commission (JSC) and the centre for Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (CADER) to sensitize the litigants, advocates and the public about the benefits of Arbitration as a method of resolving disputes and Arbitration at large. The commercial court itself does not have enough judges to try and handle these disputes therefore government should raise the number of judges in the commercial court and the CADER should as well be funded by the government in terms of both funds and the necessary manpower to enhance its role in arbitrating commercial disputes.
A Research Dissertation Submitted to the School of Law in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Award of Bachelor of Laws Degree of Kampala International University
Critical legal analysis, Commercial arbitration, Uganda