Uganda's post independence history is characterised by political and constitutional instability with authoritarian rule, tyranny and dictatorship on one hand and revolutionary struggles for freedom, constitutionalism, rule of law and democracy on the other. The 1995 Constitution is a dividend of the peoples struggles and sacred blood for posterity. View The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995.
During the 2001 Presidential Election Campaigns, the Government of Uganda established a Constitutional Review Commission under the Commission of Inquiry (Constitutional Review) Legal Notice No. 1 of 2001. The Constitutional Review Commission completed its work on the 10th December, 2003 and submitted a Report of its Findings and Recommendations.
The then Uganda Cabinet, after studying the Report, Findings and Recommendations of the Constitutional Review Commission, prepared a Government White Paper in September, 2004.
The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of the Uganda 7th Parliament considered the Government White paper and submitted its report on the 20th December 2004.