Pour quels motifs et à quel moment un individu peut-il être placé en garde à vue?


Under Ugandan law the arrest of a person leads to her/his police custody, thus the grounds to place a person in custody are the same as judicial arrest. The purpose of the custody is to conduct an inquiry and a police interrogation.

A magistrate – before whom a person arrested is sent – may detain that person in custody:

An officer in charge of a police station may discharge a person arrested without warrant on any charge – after due police inquiry – when insufficient evidence is disclosed on which to proceed with a charge. On the other hand where it appears to the police officer in charge of the police station that the inquiry into the case cannot be completed, she/he may release that person on executing a bond to appear at a place and time named in the bond.