Conversation with Petitioner John Patrick Amama Mbabazi (JPAM)

These are one's reactions to Daily Monitor reports of what JPAM has offered as explanation for the reason why he lost his petition against the declaration of President Museveni as president elect 2016. JPAM’s reported explanations are in bold. The Supreme Court is not fettered by the usual use of technical rules in conducting hearings.… Continue reading Conversation with Petitioner John Patrick Amama Mbabazi (JPAM)

Uganda’s Legally Sanctioned Ethnocide of Customary Tenure

“This status quo – land grabbing sanctioned by state law - is the root cause of raging land conflicts in Uganda – amongst families, clans and ethnic groups. Sadly, the Uganda National Land Policy 2013 embodies the hall marks of Uganda state law - undermining the first nations – thus it effectively facilitates land grabbing.”… Continue reading Uganda’s Legally Sanctioned Ethnocide of Customary Tenure

Uganda’s Land Justice Practices Out of Sync with its Laws

“The Acholi-Madhavani Group case illustrated the complexities of the duality of Uganda’s land tenure: multilayered authority over land, disputes over ownership and the nature of user interests (Deininger and Castagnini, 2006; Fitzpatrick, 2005; Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, 2011; Mabikke, 2011). In essence, chaos is built within Uganda’s current land tenure systems: the… Continue reading Uganda’s Land Justice Practices Out of Sync with its Laws

Uganda’s land law is like sausage, made out of the worst meat

"Uganda’s dualist land tenure system is a root cause of conflict over land use and ownership. The current land tenure laws facilitate land alienation, threaten livelihoods and contribute to food insecurity. Given the nature of land disputes in Uganda, reform is needed to move forward and develop a land tenure system that works for the… Continue reading Uganda’s land law is like sausage, made out of the worst meat