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Title:The dynamics of corruption control and human rights enforcement in Uganda: the case of the Inspector General of Government
Author:Oloka-Onyango, J.ISNI
Periodical:The African Review: A Journal of African Politics, Development and International Affairs (ISSN 0856-0056)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Uganda
East Africa
Subjects:human rights
Uganda. Inspector General of Government
Abstract:The Inspector General of Government (IGG) in Uganda is designed to address both social and economic reconstruction, reform and accountability within the government, and to ensure the protection, enhancement and institutionalization of respect for civil and political freedoms for the population at large. The author describes the background, origins and general functioning of the IGG's office. He looks at the cases handled by the office so far and comments on the factors that influenced their adoption. He also reviews the key functions of the IGG's office and examines the modus operandi employed by the office in the execution of its duties. The author concludes that it is factors outside of the IGG statute which determine the institution's mode of operation. These extend from the absence of any form of power beyond the recommendatory (and to the executive at that), to the failure to provide for a mechanism by which the IGG is empowered to review laws of questionable constitutional legitimacy. It also explains why the IGG has so far failed to make any inroads on the question of human rights, and has all but abdicated responsibility for the censure of the military. Bibliogr., notes, ref. (Also published in: East African Journal of Peace & Human Rights, vol. 1, no. 1 (1993), p. 23-51.)