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Uganda 1995 Constitution
Constitution (Amendment) Act No. 13 of 2000 |Current
post independence history is characterised by political and constitutional
instability with authoritarian rule, tyranny and dictatorship on
one hand and revolutionary struggles for freedom, constitutionalism,
rule of law and democracy on the other. The 1995 Constitution is
a dividend of the peoples struggles and sacred blood for posterity.
Uganda 1995 CONSTITUTION
You can also access extracts of the the Draft Constitution and
Report of the Uganda Constitutional Commission that was appointed to review
the then Constitution, make proposals for a new Constitution and prepare a
Draft Constitution together with the Uganda Constitutional Commission
Statute 1988 (repealed). For researchers the earlier Constitutional
Instruments that have shaped Uganda's constitutional history are available
The Constitution (Amendment)
Act No. 13 of 2000
The Uganda Parliament
passed the first amendment to the 1995 Constitution entitled the
Constitution (Amendment) Act No. 13 of 2000. The enactment of the
constitutional amendment followed the nullification of the Referendum and
Other Provisions No. 2 of 1999 by the Constitutional Court in Constitutional
Petition No. 3 of 1999. The judgment of the Constitutional Court followed
the judgment of the Supreme Court in Constitutional Appeal No. 1 of 2000. Go
to judgment in
Const Petition No. 3/99 and
SC Const Appeal No. 1/2000
Against the above
background, the Constitutional Amendment Act No 13 of 2000 was challenged in
the Constitutional Court as being unconstitutional in Constitutional
Petition No. 7 of 2000. The Constitutional Court in a majority judgment of
three to two dismissed Petition No. 7 of 2000 and held that the
Constitutional Amendment Act No. 13 of 2000 had properly amended Articles
88, 89, 90, 97 and 257 of the 1995 Constitution. See judgment in
Const Petition No. 7/2000
The judgment of the
Constitutional Court in Petition No. 7 of 2000 was appealed against in
Constitutional Appeal No. 1 of 2002 to the Supreme Court and on 29th
January, 2004 the Supreme Court declared the Constitutional (Amendment) Act
No. 13 of 2000 as unconstitutional and accordingly struck it down as null
and void. See SC Appeal Judgment in
Const Appeal No. 1/2002
During the 2001 Presidential Election Campaigns,
the Government of Uganda established a Constitutional Review Commission
under the Commission of Inquiry (Constitutional Review) Legal Notice
No. 1 of 2001. The Constitutional Review Commission completed its
work on the 10th December, 2003 and submitted the Report of its
Findings and Recommendations.
The Uganda Cabinet, after studying the Report, Findings
and Recommendations of the Constitutional Review Commission, prepared a
Government White Paper in September, 2004.
View Government White Paper.
Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of the Uganda Parliament
considered the Government White paper and submitted its report on
the 20th December 2004.
the Report of the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on the Government
White Paper on Constitution Review and Political Transition.
subsequently passed the
Constitution (Amendment) Act 2005 and the
(Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 2005