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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

International Crimes Division: High Court of Uganda

Josephine Ndagire

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 May 2024

Subject(s):
International crimes — Complementarity — Amnesty

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 From 9 October 1962, when Uganda attained independence, to 1986 when the National Resistance Movement (‘NRM’) acceded to power, the social and political scene in Uganda was marred by violence characterized by consistent overthrowing of different governments (Golooba-Mutebi, 2008, 1–2). These crises resulted from questionable state legitimacy, ill-grounded institutions in law, policy, and operations coupled with political incumbents and the issues they faced at the time (Otunnu, 2017, 328). In as much as there was constant conflict and violence, the period that...
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