A human rights analysis on Uganda police use of force in the execution of its roles.

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Kampala International University.College of Law
This study investigated law enforcement officers' perceptions of the legal, normative, and practical considerations that are implicit in their decisions when faced with using force alongside human rights perspective. This report analyses the legal framework in place to protect and promote human rights related to the conduct of police force in public affairs, This report focuses on police use of force and human rights violations through use of force by police like, freedoms of exµression and assembly, the right to life, liberty and security of the person, and access to justice. Uganda is party to several kf'y international and regional human rights instruments that safeguard these rights, most notably the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. These instruments have been domesticated in the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995. While in theory the government seems committed to protecting and promoting civil and political rights, in practice, a lack of procedural safeguards and political will to protect and promote these rights has resulted in a narrowing of civic space and meaningful citizen participation. Cl Law enforcement officers are supposed to observe and protect fundamental human rights. A significant problem, however, is that use of force is sometimes misuser, impacting public confidence in police services. The study promotes positive social change by providing information that will enable police administrators and legislators to enhance on policing.
Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Diploma in Law Kampala International University Kampala Uganda.
Human, Rights, Uganda, Police