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Working with police, magistrates and lawyers to promote fairer criminal investigations and trials in Uganda

Penal Reform International (PRI) is taking important and effective steps towards preventing ill-treatment and promoting the application of fair and effective criminal investigations and trials of people detained in Uganda. Police officers were introduced to investigative interviewing – using the ‘PEACE model’ – a practice promoted by the UN Special Rapporteur on torture and adopted in a number of countries to replace confessional-based interrogation methods, which can lead to coercion and torture. PRI also invited magistrates from across the country for a training on best practices in the implementation of the Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act (PPTA) for the effective adjudication of torture cases.

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Input for the UN General Assembly Working Group on “Access to Justice” for Older Persons

Access to justice and discrimination issues affect older people throughout the criminal justice system at arrest and adjudication, detention, and transition back to the community. This submission provides input for the United Nations General Assembly Open-ended Working Group for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons, specifically focusing on “Access to Justice” for older people in prisons.

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