The Law Revision (Penalties In Criminal Matters) Miscellaneous Amendments Bill, 2015

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The object of the Bill is to amend the following laws:- 

  1. The Penal Code Act, Chapter 120 of the Laws of Uganda;
  2. The Anti-Terrorism Act, 2002 (Act No. 14 of 2002);
  3. The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Act, 2005 (Act No. 7 of 2005); and 
  4. The Trial on Indicments Act, Cap 23.

The aim is to remove all references to the mandatory death penalty prescribed by the laws and to restrict the application of the death penalty to "the most serious crimes" by converting the maximum penalties prescribed in those laws into imprisonment for life; to remove the restriction on mitigation in the case of convictions that carry a death penalty; to define life imprisonment or imprisonment for life and to provide for related matters.

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