Thursday, December 17, 2015

Big issues raised in Uganda Constitutional Court

A major case has been filed in the Constitutional Court of Uganda. According to this report, over 100 petitioners have joined in a challenge to the independence and impartiality of Ugandan courts-martial. They object to the trial of civilians by courts-martial and to the fact that accused persons are only afforded representation by military lawyers who have one-year terms, are not subject to the Advocates Act, and are not independent of the military.

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