What is the legal duration of pre-trial detention?


The Ugandan Constitution states that a person arrested shall be released on bail:

But in Foundation for Human Rights Initiatives v. AG, 2006, the Magistrates Court Act’s restriction on period of pre-trial remand (240 days for non-capital offences and 480 for capital offences) was read down to be consistent with the Constitution.

Article 23 subsection 6 – as interpreted by the Court – limits the maximum lawful period of detention:


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