oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - The expulsion of the Ugandan Asians and some legal questions arising therefrom



The analysis attempted of the Ugandan expropriations may serve to demonstrate the conflict of interests and doctrine which exists on many questions relating to the expropriation and nationalisation of foreign property In contemporary international law. As has been suggested it is extremely unlikely that Uganda will pay full or prompt compensation. Whatever may be the applicable rules of international customary law in the circumstances and however unsatisfactorily she may have behaved. The Ugandan expropriations demonstrate the limited value of investment guarantee laws. and of constitutional provisions which provide for prompt and adequate compensation.


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