ISBN 9789970024773
Pages 176
Dimensions 254 x 178 mm
Published 2005
Publisher Fountain Publishers, Uganda
Format Paperback

Offences Against the Person

Homicides and Non-fatal Assaults in Uganda

by Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza

This work provides comprehensive coverage of the substantive case law on homicide and non-fatal assaults in Uganda. It is based on judicial interpretation of the Uganda Penal Code: the principal criminal legislation in the country. Using records of the Ugandan courts as well as the pre-independence English court records, the book details cases when important judgements have set precedents for future decisions. The book further discusses how wider policy issues of contemporary society such as gender, human rights, children’s rights, constitutionalism and HIV/AIDS are impacting on criminal law and informing law reform from a human rights’ perspective. Contents: ingredients common to all homicides; the offence of murder; attempted murder; the death penalty and murder; the defence of diminished responsibility; suicide; voluntary manslaughter; self-defence and murder; homicides related to infants and unborn children; involuntary manslaughter; non-fatal assaults; bibliography; and index of cases. Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza is Associate Professor of Law at Makerere University, Uganda.

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About the Author

Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza

Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza is a senior law lecturer at Makerere University, and is active in the Ugandan offices of the Association of Women Lawyers, and Women and the Law in East Africa.

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