Is equitable justice a mirage? Ugandans cite hurdles in access to justice

Is equitable justice a mirage? Ugandans cite hurdles in access to justice
La démocratie

Most Ugandans believe that officials receive preferential treatment under the law, a recent Afrobarometer survey in Uganda reveals.

A majority of citizens say that they – and their president – must obey the law, as well as pay taxes and abide by court decisions. But they cite significant obstacles to accessing court services, including long delays, complex processes, high costs, and difficulty in obtaining legal counsel.

Most Ugandans reject legal rights for homosexuals and express intolerance toward neighbors and associates in same-sex relationships.

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