Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Here we go again

A former member of the Ugandan Parliament has filed a habeas corpus petition in the High Court contesting his detention by the military and trial before a court-martial. Interestingly, one of his arguments is that the Director of Public Prosecutions is barred by the Constitution from prosecuting cases in courts-martial. Details here.

Uganda is one of the world's leading violators of the human rights principle that civilians should not be tried by military courts.

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