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Uganda: Strict Anti-Corruption Law Drafted

(Apr. 2, 2008) The Government of Uganda recently introduced a harsh anti-corruption bill that has a broad definition of "corruption." Among other provisions, the bill provides for a sentence of up to 14 years of imprisonment upon conviction of crimes of embezzlement and causing of financial loss; the confiscation of property acquired through corruption; amendment […]

Uganda: Peace Agreement Shields Some from International Prosecution

(Mar. 2, 2008) The Ugandan government and the Lord Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan rebel movement, recently signed a peace agreement that will shield some members of the LRA from international prosecution. According to this agreement, members of the LRA accused of grave offenses would be brought before the Ugandan High Court, and others would […]