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How should the most evil of law breakers be punished: The death penalty vs life imprisonment in Uganda, 1993 – 2009
(The Human Rights and Peace Center (HURIPEC), 2011)
Article 22(1) of 1995 Constitution of Uganda protects the right to life and provides that it can only be taken away in the ‘execution of a sentence passed in a fair trial by a court of competent jurisdiction in respect ...
Making sense of the Rwandan Law Relating to Serving Life Imprisonment with Special Provisions
(Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), 2011)
In October 2010, the Rwandan Law Relating to Serving Life Imprisonment with Special Provisions came into force. As the name suggests, the law is applicable to offenders sentenced to life imprisonment with special provisions. ...
International human rights law and foreign case law in interpreting constitutional rights: The Supreme Court of Uganda and the death penalty question.
(Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), 2009)
On 21 January 2009, the Supreme Court of Uganda handed down a judgment in which it held that the death penalty was constitutional, that a mandatory death sentence was unconstitutional, that hanging as a mode of execution ...
Life imprisonment in South Africa: yesterday, today, and tomorrow
(Juta Law, 2009)
Life imprisonment has been part of South Africa's penal regime for decades. This article analyses how this form of punishment has changed in meaning in since 1906. The author looks at life imprisonment during the death ...