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|Title: ||The challenges faced by the police in eliminating mob justice in Kampala: 2005 - 2007|
|Authors: ||Nyonyintono, Moses|
Law and order
Rule of law
|Issue Date: ||Dec-2009 |
|Abstract: ||The research set out to examine the challenges faced by the Police in eliminating Mob justice in Kampala. This was after a long observation of how the practice was so prevalent in both central and Kampala extra. Mob justice involves the denial of perceived or real criminals a very important human right of access to a fair hearing, the right to property and quite often the right to life because “due process of the law” is not followed. Very often, by lynching the victims, the mob acts as the complainant, the prosecutor, judge and executor of the punishment. These acts reflect serious weakness in rule of law in Uganda.
The research objectives, which guided the formulation of research questions, were to examine the challenges faced by the Police in eliminating mob justice in Kampala, to find out the causes of mob justice in Kampala, and to suggest remedial measures to mob justice in Kampala.
The research was based on research carried out within the Uganda Police Force, local council leaders, community members and selected human rights defenders. Press reports, internet sources and other working documents greatly enriched the study.
The dissertation is divided into five chapters. The first chapter introduces the topic under study, presents the research problem, aims of the study, description of concepts, justification, and the theoretical framework. The second chapter looks at the various categories of mob justice, the interplay between mob justice and access to justice, the human rights violated through the practice of mob justice and the causes of mob justice. Chapter three focuses on Research methodology. It looks at the research design, selection procedures, data processing and data analysis. Chapter four analyses the current trends of mob justice. It also brings to light the perpetrators of mob justice, the causes of mob justice in Kampala, and analyses the challenges faced by the Police in eliminating mob justice in Kampala.
The key conclusions and observations are revealed in chapter five. The challenges faced by the Police in eliminating mob justice rotate around; poor crime and operational information management, poor resource management, inadequate manpower, inadequate funding, inadequate logistics, poor remuneration, inadequate knowledge on human rights and inadequate analysis and publication of criminal statistics.|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Master of Arts in Human Rights Degree of Makerere University.|
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