Advocacy workshop for magistrates and resident State Attornmeys on increased prosecution of perpetrators of torture and the ratification of UN-OPCAT

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 15:45

The Uganda Human Rights Commission, under the directorate of researched education and documentation organized a one day advocacy workshop for magistrates and resident state attorneys. This workshop was organized in fulfillment of the mandate of the Uganda human rights commission as provided under article 52 of the constitution of the republic of Uganda, 1995.It took place on Friday July 10th 2015 at Speke Resort, Munyonyo.

The Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act, 2012 is a relatively new legislation which provides for the criminalization of Torture and other cruel inhuman and degrading treatment. The Commission therefore recognizes the urgent need to provide support for implementation of the Act and prosecution of the perpetrators of Torture.

 

Ms Violet Akurut Adome in her remarks hoped that the workshop would give all of us an opportunity to share our experiences with the new law, pick lessons learnt so far and charter a way forward towards its effective implementation, and also expect to see an increase in the prosecution of perpetrators torture.

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