Policy Brief April 2017, The Plight of remand prisoners accused of Capital Offences

This Policy Brief is based on findings from the FHRI report "Justice Delayed is Justice Denied" The plight of pre trial detainees in Uganda.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The rights to equality before the law, to liberty and to a fair needed to guarantee the rights of remand prisoners. A more trial are well established in constitutional law. In fact, few other rights are so broadly accepted globally, yet so commonly abused in practice. At any given time, some 3 million persons around the world are deprived of their detailed assessment on the subject of pre-trial detention in liberty awaiting commencement or completion of a trial,and often stay in pre-trial detention for longer periods than is allowed by law.

 

Prolonged stay in pre-trial detention violates the rights of the detainees to liberty and a fair trial, and puts them at heightened risk of torture, disease and poverty. Uganda is provided in the FHRI report, titled ‘Justice delayed is justice denied'

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