What are the sources of law in Uganda?
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Sources of this branch of law can either be primary or secondary.
Primary materials are the statements of the law itself. Primary materials include acts of parliament, subordinate legislation and reputed decisions of courts and tribunals (Makri 2008). The primary frequently consists of two categories of material: legislation (the law made by the legislature or parliament), and the decisions of the Courts of Laws: case or judge made law. There is sometimes a third category of primary material; codes, principles and standards of practice, possibly approved by bodies outside the legislature, parliament or Courts which are recognized as guides to practice.
Makri (2008) notes that important secondary sources for lawyers include: textbooks, legal journals (which include a variety of both practical and academic articles) and commentary materials (which summarise the law related to particular legal areas). Generally they include all types of legal literature that are formal records of law such as encyclopedia, digests, cases, textbooks, formats, dictionaries, indexes and bibliographies. 4
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