Constitutional Interpretation

Uganda National Roads Authority v Irumba & Anor (CONSTITUTIONAL APPEAL NO.02 OF 2014) [2015] UGSC 22 (29 October 2015);


Search Summary: 

This was an appeal from decision of the Constitutional Court allowing a petition by
the respondents. The appellants’ counsel contended that the learned Justices of
Constitutional Court erred in law when they subjected the matter regarding the
constitutionality of the impugned section of the Land Acquisition Act, to
constitutional interpretation when no question required constitutional

Headnote and Holding: 

From the evidence that was adduced, it was found that, in determining the

constitutionality of section 7, the court was interpreting the Constitution.
Therefore, the claim by the appellant failed.
Further, the appellants argued that section 7 was a limitation to enjoyment of
rights in property enshrined in the Constitution, which claim, the court dismissed.
Accordingly, the appeal was dismissed and judgment of the Constitutional Court
was upheld.


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