In Uganda, the administration of justice lacks both human and financial resources to enable it to function properly.
The judiciary is generally independent, although it is constantly subjected to attacks from the executive. In addition, corruption within the judiciary is rampant and widespread and damages its public perception.
In an effort to combat this, accountability mechanisms have been set up to enhance judicial integrity. Advocates’ freedom of expression has been restricted and access to justice remains limited. Counter-terrorism legislation has undermined respect for the right to a fair trial.
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