The view that court often grants bail is misleading

What you need to know:

  • The view that bail is frequently granted is misleading. The majority inmates in Uganda’s prisons are awaiting trial – meaning that they were denied bail. The argument that bail is frequently breached and improperly enforced is misleading. 

On October 2, 2021, Daily Monitor published a leaked memo of the Attorney-General’s (AG) proposals to amend bail laws.
 The purpose of the proposed amendments is to ostensibly ensure that bail is not abused. 


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