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Rock Point 256

rock point 256 logoCommunication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU) produces and broadcasts the award winning radio serial drama Rock Point 256. Through the serial drama which started in 2005, CDFU reaches over an estimated 6,000,000 Ugandans with key messages addressing a range of issues including HIV&AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, nutrition, child health, Gender Based Violence (GBV), malaria and civic education.  Click here to listen.

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Introduction

Justice is defined as protecting rights and punishing wrongs. The concept of justice derives from  law  and  refers to standards of rights set or defined by law and enforced by specific institutions, with the State bearing primary responsibility for the protection of those rights. Justice involves the resolution of disputes that arise between individuals, business entities or the State. Law is a set of rules governing a society and it performs various functions in a society. For example, law is used in the maintenance of peace and order through forbidding certain acts like theft, rape and treason. Access to justice is defined as the ability of people to seek and obtain a remedy through formal or informal institutions of justice for grievances in compliance with human rights standards.

Aim

The aim of this module is to guide citizens understand how to seek justice and obtain a remedy through formal or informal institutions.

Objectives

  1. Explain the meaning of justice
  2. Understanding individual rights during the process of law enforcement.
  3. Identify Institutions responsible for administration of justice.
  4. Describe the various alternative dispute resolution mechanisms

Key Messages

  1. Do not suffer in silence. Know where to seek justice.
  2. You do not always need a lawyer to go to court
  3. After the death of a family head, the law guides on how to administer his/her property
  4. Mob justice is a crime, avoid it.
  5. LC Courts are not allowed to handle criminal cases.
  6. Prisoners have a right to communicate with their family members.
  7. Every person should make a Will.
  8. A police officer has powers to ask a driver to stop, give his driver’s permit together with his name and address.
  9. In case a driver does not have a driving permit with him at the time he is asked to produce it, the law allows him to produce it within a period of 48 hours
  10. It is not true that the first person to report a case to Police is the only one listened to and assisted by the Police
  11. Police will listen to both parties regardless of who reports the case first.
  12. Everyone is equal before the law.
  13. Child offenders should not be (detained) accommodated in the same room with adults.
  14. Not every dispute that arises in society must end up in court. Merge with 23
  15. Every accused person has a right to bail
  16. Every accused person is innocent until proven guilty.
  17. Any adult person of a sound mind and good reputation can be a surety.
  18. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods can help solve disputes.
  19. Access free legal services from legal aid providers.

Sub Topics

  1. Introduction.
  2. The concept of access to justice.
  3. Institutions that administer justice in Uganda.
  4. Individual rights during the process of administration of justice .
  5. Various methods of resolving disputes.
  6. Barriers to access to justice.
  7. Measures to improve access to justice.

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0 #1 Administrator 2014-07-25 20:52
This is a very good and popular module.
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