An examination of the rights of the accused. A case Study of Kampala District.

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Kampala International University, School of law.
The above research was carried out in Kampala District within the Republic of Uganda with an intention of examining the rights of accused persons in Uganda in the republic aforesaid. The research addresses the inherent and inalienable nature of human rights generally. It critically analyses rights of suspects and accused persons putting into consideration the legal initiatives that have been taken by various stakeholders in the judicial system. In this light, the research looks at the different legislations that provide for these rights. A large number of people even among them the educated don't understand and appreciate these rights, this trend of awareness among people undermines the fight against violations of rights of accused persons so it would be very difficult for citizens of Uganda to voice against violations they don't understand well. The research addresses the major causes of violations of accused and suspect's rights. The largest proportion of blame is put on corruption, political interference and military interference. This can be accounted from the nature and circumstances surrounding our institutions ranging from the investigative organs to those charged with the duty of administration of justice. The research recommends possible tenable solutions to the challenges facing the expected protection, fulfillment and promoting of rights of accused persons. Civic education, zero tolerance to corruption, impunity and bad governance and participation of every stakeholder in the justice system are some of the solutions recommended.
A research dissertation submitted to the School of Law in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of Diploma in Law of Kampala International University. .
Human Rights, Accused., Examination, Kampala District.