Public rights claim under environmental Law A critical analysis of Public Interest Litigation in Uganda.

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Kampala International University, School of law.
An environmental law right has not been defined but various authorities, authors and environmentalists have categorized several of those human rights both substantive and procedural rights to effect environmental law rights. The international instruments protecting these rights like Article 24 of African Charter on Human and People's Rights (ACHPR) which states "All people have a right to general satisfactory environment favorable to the development" The other convention is the International Convention On Economic Social And Cultural Rights which provides for improvement of all aspects of environmental and industrial; hygiene as one of the steps parties should take to realize the right to health and such rights can be claimed under Public Interest Litigation (PIL). The objectives are both general and specific for the benefit of the whole people affected. Generally, the major objective is to examine the law and practice of public interest litigation in claiming environmental law rights in Uganda and also establish the legal and non legal factors undennining the effectiveness of public interest litigation in Uganda. To examine the effectiveness of PIL in protecting rights of people affected and the extent to which the present legal and institutional framework allow institution ofPIL The study will examine the legal and non legal factors that undermine the effectiveness of public interest litigation PIL in claiming environmental rights specifically in Uganda and briefly discuss the soft international laws and agreement which Uganda is a signatory, show how these laws have helped in enforcing rights relating to environmental law.
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of the Degree of Bachelor of Laws of Kampala International University.
Environmental Law, Public Rights, Public Interest Litigation in Uganda