A Critical Analysis of the Human Rights Perspective on The use of Force: A Case Study of the Uganda Police Force (Updf)

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Kampala International University, bachelors degree of laws
The constitution of Uganda 1995 is the supreme law of the land and consequently no law should be in contravention of the crime. Chapter four of the constitution pertains to protection and fundamental freedoms. These are envisaged under Articles 20, to 50 under Article 23 protection of personal liberty in Uganda. The constitution under article 51 establishes the Uganda Human rights commission which is mandate among other to promote the protection and observance of human rights in public and private institutions. Controversy the arise when the police as the government body is extricated with maintaining law and order but instead of carrying out its role, most of the police officers out are involved in what would be otherwise be termed as police brutality and torture. Due to this inhumanity conduct of the police, most nongovernmental organizations and human rights activist hence come up to advocate for the rights of the victims of police brutality. Most of the people arrested by the police are detained without undue regard and many are those who are for by the criminal procedure code that is should be granted. Following these findings recommendations on how to deal with the acts leading to violations of human rights is given priority in consideration to the law of the land the doctrine of the rule of law and the am bits of ensuring the protection of human rights.
A Research Submitted To the School Of Law in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of Bachelors Degree in Law of the Kampala International University
Human Rights Perspective, Uganda Police Force (Updf)