What Role Should Academics Play in Achieving Change in Uganda? Reflections on the Amicus Curiae Application in the Presidential Election Petition
3 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2020
Date Written: June 2, 2020
“What the hell are you doing befriending the court: Don’t you have enough enemies already?” is one of the many questions I was asked when we filed our amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) application in the presidential election petition brought by John Patrick Amama Mbabazi (JPAM). Surprisingly, the question came from a fellow academic, who felt that the issue was too “political” for an academic to be involved in.
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