Mobile Court Convicts Eight Refugees in Arua

Suspect parade before the magistrate court during their trial held in Imvepi refugee camp, picture by Clement Aluma. 27 September 2019

At least eight refugees have been convicted and sentenced for various crimes committed in settlement camps in Arua district. The group was tried through a mobile sitting of the Chief Magistrates Court, held at Imvepi settlement camp on Thursday. 

Mobile court is a body that is supported by the Uganda Association of Judicial Lawyers to preside court proceedings of cases recorded in the refugee settlements, where access to justice against crimes is not reached. The body is tasked to visit all the refugee camps in various parts of the country and hear and resolve cases involving minors and their suspects.

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