Tuesday, June 14, 2022

No judge, no bail

Here's a new one. Uganda's military is holding 32 civilians charged with possession of explosives. They cannot be released on bail because the term of the chairman of the General Court-Martial has expired. Details here.

Instead of waiting for Uganda's president to fill the position, why not apply to a civilian court for bail?

Human rights jurisprudence strongly disfavors the trial of civilians by military courts, and the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights forbids it.

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