The reality of state capture in Uganda and its impact on human rights: an interrogation of the right to health
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This thesis analyses the impact of state capture and consequent prioritisation of individual over state interests on human rights. Focus is placed on the right to health as guaranteed by various international, regional and national instruments to determine whether capture affects the wellbeing of the people. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY: The general objective of the study was to assess the impact of state capture on the realisation of the right to health for the ordinary Ugandan. It serves as an exposition into the link between state capture, a political concept, and the right to health, a socio economic right. The aim is to determine the extent to which the capture of the state’s most relevant institutions has a deleterious effect on the right to health of the population. The more specific objectives of the study were: 5 a. To analyse the key institutions mandated with the realization of the right to health, and their performance. b. To investigate the key manifestations of state institutions in captivity and whether these are present in Uganda. c. To analyze the extent of state captivity and its impact on the right to health, its realisation and enforcement.