Effectuating The Legal Framework For The Protection Of Wetlands In Uganda

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Makerere Law Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.98-112 (2013)


IGAD, Legal Framework, Makerere University, UHRC, Wetlands


<p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;<br /><em>At the time of this publication, the author was an <span data-scayt_word="LLB" data-scaytid="12">LLB</span> IV student at the School of Law, <span data-scayt_word="Makerere" data-scaytid="13">Makerere</span> University, Kampala.</em><br />&nbsp;<br /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif;">In Uganda today bulletins covering another swamp turned settlement area or reclaimed for other purposes industrial or access route related no longer make attention grabbing news. And neither do hands go up in uproar at the occurrence of this in their backyards. Development is welcome, but at what cost? <span data-scayt_word="Isn‘t" data-scaytid="11">Isn&lsquo;t</span> environmental law about sustainable development? Or is this law inapplicable to the fast diminishing swamp areas in Uganda? This paper seeks to discuss the international, Regional, and National legal framework relating to the protection of wetlands in Uganda, the extent to which this protection has been achieved, and the most practical ways of giving effect to this framework, bearing in mind the prevalent existing, political, social and economic realities.</span></span><br /><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;</p>