Freedom from Torture, An Examination of the Law and Enforcement of Rights of Suspects and Detainees in Uganda Judicial System

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ................................................................. ......................... .' .................. i

APPROVAL .................................................................................................................. ii

DEDICATION ............................................................................................................. iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ............................................................................................... iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS .... ............................................................................................. v

LIST OF CASES ......................................................................................................... vii

LIST OF STATUTES ................................................................................................... vii

LIST OF ACRONYMS ................................................................................................. viii

CHAPTER ONE ............................................................................................................ 1

1.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................ 1

1.1 Background to the study ........................................................................................... 1

1.2 Statement of the problem ......................................................................................... 4

1.3 Major Objectives . ...................................................................................................... 5

1.3.1 Specific Objectives ................................................................................................ 5

1.4 Scope of the Study .................................................................................................... 5

1.5 Purpose of the Study ........................................................ .-....................................... 5

1.6 Literature review ...................................................................................................... 6

1.7 Methodology .......................................................................................... .-............... 21

1.8 Targeted Population ......................................................... ..... ................................. 21

1.9 Research Approach ................................................................................................ 21

1.10 Sample ................................................................................................................ 22

1.11 Data Collection Techniques ................................................................................... 22

1.12.1 Interviews ........................................................................................ ................. 22

1.12.2 Questionnaires ........................................................................ : ......................... 22

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1.12. 3 0 bse rv a ti on ...................................................................................................... 23

1.13 Ethical Considerations ........................................................................................... 23

Conclusion ........................................................................................ : .. ....................... 23

CHAPTER TWO ......................................................................................................... 24

FOUNDING OF THE INTERNATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNCIL FOR TORTURE

VICTIMS (IRCT) ...................... ...................... ............................................. ...... ........ 24

2. 0 In trod ucti on .......................................................................................................... 24

2.1 The concept of torture in the modern times ............................................................. 24

2. 2 Forms of torture used in the modern days ............................................................... 25

2.3 The impact of torture on human rights ..................... ............................................... 27

2.4 Effect of torture to human life ................................................................................. 28

CHAPTER THREE ....... ................................. .............................................................. 29

THE RIGHTS OF AN ACCUSED PERSON AND THE SUSPECTS IN UGANDA . ........... 29

3 .1 Introduction ......................................................................................... .................. 29

3.2 Rights of an accused person and the suspects in uganda .......................................... 31

CHAPTER FOUR ....................... .................... .................................... ......................... 44

CAUSES OF TORTURE IN UGANDA .......................................................................... 44

4.1 Political interference ............................................................................................... 44

CHAPTER FIVE .......................................................................................................... 51

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS .............................................................. 51

5.1 Conclusion ..... .... .................... ..................... ..................... : ..................................... 51

5.2 Recommendation ................................................................................................... 52

REFERENCES ............................................................................................................... 55

APPENDICES ................................. .............................................................................. 57

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 Introduction. Torture in Uganda in line with the Constitution 1995 as amended it is prohibited no person should be tortured according to the law. 1.1 Background to the study Torture is the act of causing great physical or mental pain in order to persuade someone to do something or to give information or to be cruel to a person. Torture may also be referred to the action or practice of inflicting severe pain on someone as punishment or in order to force them to do or say something. Torture is also the act of injuring someone or makes someone suffer in an effort to force that person to do or say what you want to be done or said. According to Cambridge advanced learners dictionary and Thesaurus. Under article 1 commits parties to taking effective measure to prevent any act of torture in any territory under their jurisdiction. 1 Torture has existed worldwide for ages but has received some attention in modern times. Torture more than any other form of human rights violation gives the most poignant meaning to the phrase "pure evil." Article 2 of the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment in clause 2 states that there are no exceptional circumstances whatsoever whether· a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency that may be invoked as a justification of torture. 2

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Frontiers, E. & , N (2022). Freedom from Torture, An Examination of the Law and Enforcement of Rights of Suspects and Detainees in Uganda Judicial System. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/freedom-from-torture-an-examination-of-the-law-and-enforcement-of-rights-of-suspects-and-detainees-in-uganda-judicial-system

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Frontiers, Edu, and NALUYANGEJAMIRAH "Freedom from Torture, An Examination of the Law and Enforcement of Rights of Suspects and Detainees in Uganda Judicial System" Afribary. Afribary, 22 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/freedom-from-torture-an-examination-of-the-law-and-enforcement-of-rights-of-suspects-and-detainees-in-uganda-judicial-system. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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Frontiers, Edu, and NALUYANGEJAMIRAH . "Freedom from Torture, An Examination of the Law and Enforcement of Rights of Suspects and Detainees in Uganda Judicial System". Afribary, Afribary, 22 Aug. 2022. Web. 28 Sep. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/freedom-from-torture-an-examination-of-the-law-and-enforcement-of-rights-of-suspects-and-detainees-in-uganda-judicial-system >.

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Frontiers, Edu and , NALUYANGEJAMIRAH . "Freedom from Torture, An Examination of the Law and Enforcement of Rights of Suspects and Detainees in Uganda Judicial System" Afribary (2022). Accessed September 28, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/freedom-from-torture-an-examination-of-the-law-and-enforcement-of-rights-of-suspects-and-detainees-in-uganda-judicial-system