The Role of International Actors in Promoting Rule of Law In Uganda (From the Book Globalizing Justice: Critical Perspectives on Transnational Law and the Cross-Border Migration of Legal Norms)
Globalizing Justice: Critical Perspectives on Transnational Law and the Cross-Border Migration of Legal Norms, pp. 180-197, Donald Wilson Jackson, Michael Carlton Tolley, Mary L. Volcansek, eds., SUNY Press, 2010
19 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2012
Date Written: March 22, 2012
There is a perception that Uganda, like several African nations held to be beacons of hope in the late 1980s and 1990s, had made a break from bad governance and was headed toward democratization; however rule by men (i.e., the military) rather than by law persists. Yet the rule of law is critical to sustained political and economic development. The lack of respect for the rule of law has adversely affected the emergence of democracy in Uganda. The need for strong, principled, and concerted political leverage by international actors is clear. International insistence on constitutionalism and the rule of law are the keys to Uganda's democratic transformation. All Rights Reserved to SUNY Press.
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