Saturday, February 22, 2020

9 more civilians held for Uganda court-martial

Uganda has put nine civilians ("notorious suspected robbers") in military custody pending trial by court-martial. The basis for jurisdiction is the charge that they illegally possessed firearms. Details here. The men are being defended by an Army officer. Will they seek habeas from the High Court?

Uganda is one of the world's leading violators of the human rights norm against trying civilians in military courts.

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