A critique of the law on death penalty and its implications. (Uganda as the case study)

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Kampala International University,School of Law
This study discusses the death penalty, argument whether it should be abolished or not. The argument for abolition of death penalty over weighs the other for the reservation of it due to the fact that the innocent suffer as victims, the penalty is a violation of right to life, its old law which should be struck off the constitution of Uganda as it has been done by other states. The death penalty can not deter crime due to the fact that the person 1s dead but it instead creates enmity with the community between the relatives of the killed person and those who instituted the case where he or she was sentenced to death hence creating gap for other crimes. The death penalty should be abolished and the study discusses many other alternatives including, life imprisonment, imprisonment outside the home country, fines, working for no payment.
A dissertation submitted to the School of Law in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Bachelor Laws of Kampala International University
death penalty, Uganda