Article 275-288 Uganda Constitution 1995
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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
Article 277 Uganda Constitution
Existing commissions and committees of inquiry
Article 278 Uganda Constitution
Oaths deemed to have been taken
Article 279 Uganda Constitution
(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.
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
Article 286 Uganda Constitution
International agreements, treaties and conventions
(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.
Article 287 Uganda Constitution
Repeal of 1967 Constitution and Legal Notice No. 1 of 1986
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
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.