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Government, Constitution

traditional leaders, judiciary, abuse of power, legislature, political power

In 1995 Uganda adopted the country’s third constitution, which divides powers among the executive, legislature, and judiciary. The constitution guarantees human rights, limits the use of imprisonment without trial, and establishes an independent Human Rights Commission to investigate potential human rights violations. It also creates an office of inspector-general to combat corruption and abuse of power at all levels of government. It restores titles to traditional leaders, abolished under the previous constitution, but denies them political power. Its most novel feature gives citizens the right to hold regular referenda on the structure of the country’s political system. All citizens 18 years of age or older have the right to vote.



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traditional leaders, judiciary, abuse of power, legislature, political power, Uganda, corruption, citizens, powers, levels of government, office of inspector, executive, trial, titles, structure, years of age

 
 

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