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HABEAS CORPUS ORDER AGAINST THE EXTRA CONSTITUTIONAL DETENTION OF MOSES ISHIMWE
1 March 2019
Uganda’s High Court issued final habeas corpus order against the extra Constitutional detention of Moses Ishimwe. 48 hours is the maximum for holding anyone without being charged.
Moses has been held incommunicado since the 22nd of December 2018. According to this Court order, he should have been released or arraigned latest 01st March 2019.
Was he? Are there others like him? Is that justice? Are state institutions above the law? Who is speaking out for the likes of Moses?
What does this mean for rule of law narrative in Uganda and the strength of non-derogable human rights enshrined in Article 44 of the Constitution?