Morocco’s re-admission, despite warning and advisory from African Union (AU) Commission Legal Counsel was granted by the 54 member states of the African Union. Morocco becomes the 55th member state. And it comes with its own issues mainly its present influence (read colonial rule) over not-so-famous Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in North East Africa.… Continue reading Will Morocco’s re-admission to the AU shake SADR membership?
We earlier published an article under Defending Civic Space, about the freedom not to be subjected to medical experimentation and the issue of seeking a patient’s consent before administering treatment came in. We committed to discuss the exceptions to the requirement of seeking a patient’s consent and here we are! A medic who administers treatment… Continue reading Limitations to the right to consent to treatment
Despite a hearty meal and dessert on your table tonight, there are more than seven million people in Uganda facing starvation. The number of people in Uganda who are starving has risen from 1.2million to 7million people (per the Uganda Ministry of Disaster Preparedness). This follows the prolonged drought that has made it impossible to… Continue reading The debate on genetically modifed foods
The International Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery of 1926 defines slavery as ‘the status or condition of a person over whom any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised’. The Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to… Continue reading The right not to be held in slavery
It is a cut-throat business world, yes. But it does not give you the right to claim another’s goods or services as your own and conversely. Britania Allied Industries Limited, through its Legal Counsel issued a Public Legal Notice on Monday, October 31st, 2016 in the New Vision (Uganda) contending the juice of ‘SAFE SIP’… Continue reading The tort of “Passing Off” in Intellectual Property
Often, when in a financial fix, it is common joke from friends to advise one to sell their organs. Well, one could sell his or her organs, but it is illegal. In Kenya, the law on organ sales is deficient. The Human Tissue Act Cap 252 only deals with organs or tissue of a dead… Continue reading A case for the legalisation of organ sale
The International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, Article 7 provides thus No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. In particular, no one shall be subjected without his free consent to medical or scientific experimentation. This is, perhaps, the most important civil right for a human… Continue reading Freedom from torture and inhuman treatment
On February 18, 2016, the good people of Rubaga (a suburb of Kampala, Uganda) went completely haywire, bonkers even, when they, during the Presidential and Parliamentary elections held then, chose a one Kato Lubwama as their Honourable Member of Parliament, trouncing the popular and long serving Ken Lukyamuzi.
The right to life is a controversial one. It is also said to be inviolable. But, is it? Some wonder what life, and who a person, is. There is a school of thought that says that life begins at conception and that everyone who has life is a person/human being. Another school of thought says… Continue reading The right to Life
So, from the rain forest Machame camp, through the Alpine desert to the snowy peak, there was one topic that I found more interesting while I discussed with Tanzanian guides. Mt.Kilimanjaro is the highest Mountain in Africa, and it took us 7 days to get to the top. Our topic of discussion while we climbed… Continue reading Sermon on the Mountain: EAC’s Ratification of EPA