Article 275-288 Uganda Constitution 1995

National Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy Preamble Article 1-4 [Chapter 1 – The Constitution] Article 5-8A [Chapter 2 – The Republic] Article 9-19 [Chapter 3 – Citizenship] Article 20 (Fundamental and other human rights and freedoms) Article 21 (Equality and freedom from discrimination) Article 22 (Protection of right to life) Article 23 (Protection of personal liberty) Article 24 (Respect for human dignity and protection from inhuman treatment) Article 25 (Protection from slavery, servitude and forced labour) Article 26 (Protection from deprivation of property) Article 27 (Right to privacy of person, home and other property) Article 28 (Right to a fair hearing) Article 29 (Protection of freedom of conscience, expression, movement, religion, assembly and association) Article 30 (Right to education) Article 31 (Rights of the family) Article 32 (Affirmative action in favour of marginalised groups) Article 33 (Rights of women) Article 34 (Rights of children) Article 35 (Rights of persons with disabilities) Article 36 (Protection of rights of minorities) Article 37 (Right to culture and similar rights) Article 38 (Civic rights and activities) Article 39 (Right to a clean and healthy environment) Article 40 (Economic rights) Article 41 (Right of access to information) Article 42 (Right to just and fair treatment in administrative decisions) Article 43 (General limitation on fundamental and other human rights and freedoms) Article 44 (Prohibition of derogation from particular human rights and freedoms) Article 45 (Human rights and freedoms additional to other rights) Article 46-49 (Human Rights and Freedoms During a State of Emergency) Article 50 (Enforcement of Rights and Freedoms by Courts) Article 51-58 (Uganda Human Rights Commission) Article 59 (Right to vote) Article 60-68 (Electoral Commission) Article 69-76 (Political Systems & General) Article 77-87A (Establishment Composition and Functions of Parliament) Article 88-97 (Procedure of Parliament & General) Article 98-110 (The President) Article 111-119A (The Cabinet) Article 120-125 Article 126-136 Article 137-145 Article 146-151 Article 152-160 [FINANCE – General] Article 161-164 [Central Bank of Uganda & Auditor-General] Article 165-175 [Chapter 10 – The Public Service] Article 176-189 Article 190-200 Article 201-207 Article 208-217 Article 218-222 Article 223-232 [Chapter 13 – Inspectorate of Government] Article 233-236 [Chapter 14 – Leadership Code of Conduct] Article 237-245 [Chapter 15 – Leadership Code of Conduct] Article 246 [Chapter 16 – Institution of traditional or cultural leaders] Article 247-257 Article 258-262 (Amendment of the Constitution) Article 263-274 Article 275-288 Article 289-294 First Schedule Second Schedule Third Schedule Forth Schedule Fifth Schedule Sixth Schedule Seventh Schedule

Article 275-288 Uganda Constitution 1995

Article 275 to 288 of the Uganda Constitution 1995, with others, are under Chapter 19 of the Constitution. Chapter 19 is titled ‘Transitional Provisions‘.

Article 275 Uganda Constitution

Enactments not yet in force

Where immediately before the coming into force of this Constitution any existing law had not been brought into force or was to come into force on a date subsequent to the coming into force of this Constitution, that law may be brought into force in accordance with its terms or shall come into force on such subsequent date as the case may be.

Article 276 Uganda Constitution

Provisions regarding urban authorities

[Repealed]

Article 277 Uganda Constitution

Existing commissions and committees of inquiry

[Repealed]

Article 278 Uganda Constitution

Oaths deemed to have been taken

[Repealed]

Article 279 Uganda Constitution

Pending matters

(1) Where any matter or thing has been commenced before the coming into force of this Constitution by any person or authority having power to do so under the existing law, that matter or thing may be carried on and completed by the person or authority having power to do so on or after the coming into force of this Constitution and, unless the President in any case otherwise directs, it shall not be necessary for that person or authority to commence that matter or thing afresh.

(2) This article shall have effect subject to the provisions of this Constitution and to any law made by Parliament.

Article 280 Uganda Constitution

Proceedings pending before courts

Legal proceedings pending immediately before the coming into force of this Constitution before any court, including civil proceedings against the Government, may be proceeded with and completed.

Article 281 Uganda Constitution

Prerogative of mercy re cases before constitution

The prerogative of mercy of the President under article 121 of this Constitution may be exercised in respect of any criminal offences committed before the coming into force of this Constitution as it may in respect of a criminal offence committed after the coming into force of this Constitution.

SEE ALSO  Article 21 Uganda Constitution 1995

Article 282 Uganda Constitution

Devolution of rights and liabilities

Subject to the provisions of article 284 of this Constitution—
(a) any right, prerogative, privilege or function which under the existing law vested in the President shall vest in the President or other person or authority as is specified under this Constitution;
(b) any right, privilege, obligation, liability, or function vested in or subsisting against the Government by or under an existing law shall continue to so vest or subsist.

Article 283 Uganda Constitution

Succession to property

(1) All property, whether movable or immovable, and all assets which immediately before the coming into force of this Constitution were vested in any authority or person for the purposes of or in right of the Government or in the Government shall, on the coming into force of this Constitution, vest in the Government, subject to the provisions of Chapter Fifteen of this Constitution.

(2) Any property which was immediately before the coming into force of this Constitution liable to escheat or to be forfeited to any person or authority in right of the Government shall, on the coming into force of this Constitution, be liable to escheat or to be forfeited to the Government.

Article 284 Uganda Constitution

Succession to contracts

Where there is subsisting, immediately before the coming into force of this Constitution, a contract which has been entered into by or on behalf of the Government, then on and after the coming into force of this Constitution, all rights, liabilities and obligations of the Government under the contract shall be vested in or, as the case may be, subsist against the Government; and the contract shall otherwise continue to be of full force and effect.

Article 285 Uganda Constitution

Revocation of statutory leases to urban authorities

[Repealed]

Article 286 Uganda Constitution

International agreements, treaties and conventions

Where—
(a) any treaty, agreement or convention with any country or international organisation was made or affirmed by Uganda or the Government on or after the ninth day of October, 1962, and was still in force immediately before the coming into force of this Constitution; or
(b) Uganda or the Government was otherwise a party immediately before the coming into force of this Constitution to any such treaty, agreement or convention, the treaty, agreement or convention shall not be affected by the coming into force of this Constitution; and Uganda or the Government, as the case may be, shall continue to be a party to it.

SEE ALSO  Section 23 Constitution of South Africa 1996

Article 287 Uganda Constitution

Repeal of 1967 Constitution and Legal Notice No. 1 of 1986

[Repealed]

Article 288 Uganda Constitution 1995

Term of current Parliament to end with term of the President

1. Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution, the term of the Parliament in
existence at the time this article comes into force, shall expire on the same date
as the five year term of the President in office at the time this article comes into
force as prescribed by clause (1) of article 105 of this Constitution.

2. Where the service of a member of Parliament is terminated as a result of the
application of clause (1), that member of Parliament is entitled to the payment
by the State of compensation for loss of employment for the period by which his
or her service as a member of Parliament is shortened.

3. The amount of compensation to be paid to a member of Parliament under clause
(2) shall be equal to the salary and allowances that the member of Parliament
would have earned as a member if he or she had continued to be a member until
the date on which the term of the Parliament in question would normally have
ended.

4. Where a member of Parliament entitled to compensation under clause (2) dies
before the payment to him or her of the compensation, the compensation shall
be paid to his or her estate.

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