Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Death penalty upheld in Somalian military trial of civilian

Somalia uses military courts to try civilians. Its military court has just upheld a death sentence imposed on a civilian for killing a policeman. Details here. "The government has immensely invested in military courts which are believed to dispense justice not only expeditiously but also meticulously. The government of Somalia has also started reviving civilian courts across the country for access to justice."

By the way, the trial of civilians by military courts is contrary to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights and disfavored by human rights jurisprudence.

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