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Case study

Death penalty re-sentencing

Acting as Court-appointed Amicus Curiae in some 600+ “Kigula beneficiaries” sentencing appeals before the Ugandan High Court (from November 2013).

The hearings concern the re-sentencing of persons convicted of capital crime offences following the declaration that the imposition of the mandatory death penalty was unconstitutional in Attorney General v Kigula & 417 Others (Constitutional Appeal No. 03 of 2006) [2009] UGSC 6. The re-sentencing process is concerned with the imposition or otherwise of a discretionary death sentence.

Location: Uganda


National courts