In back-to-back judgments, two different panels of the Constitutional Court have come to a similar conclusion that trying civilians in military courts is unconstitutional, but over the years, this is an issue that has split the Judiciary, Derrick Kiyonga, writes.
Attorney General Kiryowa Kiwanuka has never been known for publicly admitting doubts over anything.. . . Yet recently, Mr Kiwanuka said he is confused as to what exactly to do with civilians being charged in military courts. With a number of Opposition supporters currently languishing in jail over charges that are before the General Court Martial (GCM), Mr Kiwanuka has come under pressure to implement the recent Constitutional Court judgment that essentially outlawed the practice.
Special Report: The paradox of trying civilians in military court. The Monitor, 19 February 2023.
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