Monday, May 23, 2011

Uganda: does conviction for contempt of a general court-martial bar civilian attorney from running for mayor?

Member of Parliament Erias Lukwago (left) has petitioned the Constitutional Court of Uganda for review of a ruling barring him from running for mayor of Kampala because of a 2005 conviction for contempt of a general court-martial. His offense at the GCM was talking without permission in a treason case in which he was defense counsel. The report from In2EastAfrica appears here.