Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: New Voices

  • Explaining Improbable Cases of Judicial Independence: The Example of Uganda

    –Johanna Kalb, Loyola University, New Orleans In a recent editorial in the Daily Monitor, law professor Busingye Kabumba of Makerere University in Kampala describes the country’s 1995 Constitution as “essentially an illusion.”[1]   While the first article of the Ugandan Constitution gives “[a]ll power to the people,” Professor Kabumba suggests that the shared perception among Ugandans is that “all power belongs to the President, who exercises his sovereignty through the army.”