A Human Rights Perspective On the Use of Force by Police Officers in Exercising Their Duties

BOGERE ALICE 58 PAGES (19316 WORDS) Law Dissertation
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ............................................................................................................................ ii

APPROVAL .................................................................................................................................. iii

DEDICATION ............................................................................................................................... .iv

ACKNOWLEDGMENT ................................................................................................................. v

ABBREVIATION ......................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defi,ned.

LIST OF DOMESTIC LEGISLATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS ............... vi

LIST OF CASES ......................................................................................................................... viii

WEB SITES AND NEWS SITES .................................................................................................... x

' BOOKS, ARTICLES AND REPORTS ..................................................................... xii

TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................................................. xii

ABSTRACT .................................................................................................................................. XV

CHAPTER ONE .............................................................................................................................. I

INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................... !

1.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................ !

1.1 Background of the study ........................................................................................................ 2

1.2 Statement of the problem ....................................................................................................... 3

1.3 Aims/objectives of the study .................................................................................................. 3

1.3.1 General Aims/Objectives .................................................................................................... 3

1.4 Scope of the study ................................................................................................................. .4

1.5 Methodology .......................................................................................................................... 4

1.6 Literature review .................................................................................................................... 5

I. 7 Chapterisation ........................................................................................................................ 7

1.7.1 Chapter One ........................................................................................................................ ?

1.7 .2 Chapter Two ........................................................................................................................ 7

1.7.3 Chapter Three ...................................................................................................................... ?

1.7.4 Chapter Four ....................................................................................................................... 8

I. 7.5·Chapter Five ........................................................................................................................ 8

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CHAPTER TW0 ............................................................................................................................. 9

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON SELECTED HUMAN RIGHTS AND POLICE USE

OFFORCE ...................................................................................................................................... 9

2.0 Right to Liberty and Security of Person ................................................................................ 9

2.1 The Right to Freedom from Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, Degrading Treatment and

Punislunent. ................................................................................................................................ 11

2.2 The Right to Freedom of Association and Assembly .......................................................... 13

' 2.3 Conclusion ........................................................................................................................... 17

CHAPTER THREE ....................................................................................................................... 18

THE POLICE AND THE RIGHT TO PERSONAL LIBERTY AND THE RIGHT TO

FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND ASSEMBLY .................................................................. 18

3.0 Introduction .......................................................................................................................... l8

3.1 An Analysis of Statutory Provisions on the Exercise of the Duties and Functions of the

Police .......................................................................................................................................... 19

3.2 The Right to Personal Liberty and the Police ...................................................................... 23

3.3 The Right to Freedom of Association and Assembly and the Police .................................. 23

3.4 Conclusion....................................................................................................................... .24

CHAPTER FOUR ......................................................................................................................... 26

THE POLICE AND THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM FROM TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL

INHUMAN DEGRADING TREATMENT AND PUNISHMENT ............................................. 26

4.0 Introduction .......................................................................................................................... 26

4.1 Historical Analysis ofT01iure in Uganda ............................................................................ 27

4.2 Analysis of the Prevention and Prohibition ofT01iure Act ................................................. 28

4.3 The Role of the Uganda Human Rights Commission regarding the Right... ....................... 31

4.4 Application of International Instruments on Torture in Uganda and the f'lon-Derogable

.Nature of the Right ..................................................................................................................... 32

4.5 T01iure and Special Police Units in Uganda ..................................................................... ' ... 34

4.6 The Right to Freedom from Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman Degrading Treatment and

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Punislunent in Relation to other Rights in Uganda ........................................ _. ........................... 34

4.6.1 The Right to Life ............................................................................................................... 35

4.6.2 The Right to Liberty and Security of Person .................................................................... 36

4.6.3 The Right to Health ........................................................................................................... 37

4.7 Conclusion ........................................................................................................................... 38

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CHAPTER FIVE ........................................................................................................................... 39

SUMMARY, FINDINGS, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS ............................... 39

5.0 Smmnary of the study .......................................................................................................... 39

5.1 Findings of the study ............................................................................................................ 41

5.2 General conclusions ............................................................................................................. 42

5.3 Specific reconunendations ................................................................................................... 42  

ABSTRACT "Human Rights are very fundamental io the development of the society. At all times, they must be promoted and protected by all persons. Both domestic and international law protect the various existing rights which are inherent and which every individual is entitled to. The provisions of the law are quite specific on the rights protected, rights of which may be derogable or non-derogable. The protection of these rights are the utmost responsibility of the state. The state through its apparatus has to ensure that in performing the duties imposed, Human Rights are not violated. Therefore it is the responsibility of the police to protect and preserve Human Rights whilst performing it's duties and exercising it's rights. The study will discuss how and whether this has been done.

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ALICE, B (2022). A Human Rights Perspective On the Use of Force by Police Officers in Exercising Their Duties. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-human-rights-perspective-on-the-use-of-force-by-police-officers-in-exercising-their-duties

MLA 8th

ALICE, BOGERE "A Human Rights Perspective On the Use of Force by Police Officers in Exercising Their Duties" Afribary. Afribary, 22 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/a-human-rights-perspective-on-the-use-of-force-by-police-officers-in-exercising-their-duties. Accessed 04 Dec. 2022.

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ALICE, BOGERE . "A Human Rights Perspective On the Use of Force by Police Officers in Exercising Their Duties". Afribary, Afribary, 22 Aug. 2022. Web. 04 Dec. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/a-human-rights-perspective-on-the-use-of-force-by-police-officers-in-exercising-their-duties >.

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ALICE, BOGERE . "A Human Rights Perspective On the Use of Force by Police Officers in Exercising Their Duties" Afribary (2022). Accessed December 04, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/a-human-rights-perspective-on-the-use-of-force-by-police-officers-in-exercising-their-duties