Amaria v Uganda (Criminal Appeal No.0336 of 2014) [2017] UGCA 93 (7 November 2017)

Criminal law
Case summary
Basing on a previous Supreme Court holding and Article 23(8) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, court held that trial courts are required to deduct from the sentence they were to impose upon a convict after taking into account of aggravating and mitigating factors, the period the convict has spent in pre-trial custody. Failure to do so rendered the sentence illegal.   That in this case no deduction was made and the sentence was held to be illegal and Court of Appeal reduced the sentence.

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