Wednesday, February 28, 2018

DRC: military trial for policeman

A policeman who killed a civilian protester has been sentenced to life in prison by a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Details here from The Citizen.

Human rights norms strongly disfavor the trial of civilians by military courts. The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights has been construed to forbid it outright. But what of police personnel?

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