Bail reforms dominate Uganda Law Society report

ULS chair. Ms Pheona Wall Nabasa

What you need to know:

  • A Cabinet memo that Attorney General Kiryowa Kiwanuka tabled before Cabinet last Friday indicates a pursuit of amendments to the Constitution and the Police Act to tighten the hands of judicial officers and police in exercising the discretion to grant or deny bail and bond respectively.

Proposed bail legal reforms intended to make it hard for judges to release suspects facing capital offences and the recent spate of killings in Greater Masaka region have dominated the Uganda Law Society’s third-quarter rule of law report. 

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