Women and Justice: Keywords

Domestic Case Law

Uganda v. Kafuruka High Court at Mbarara (2006)

Gender discrimination

The defendant injected a young woman with the intention to administer an abortion.  The woman and her fetus died.  The Court found the defendant guilty of murder of the deceased because the defendant had the intent to kill the fetus.  The Court reasoned that the intent to abort the fetus was sufficient to establish the mens rea element of murder.


Compilation of Innovative Court Procedures to Protect Vulnerable Adult and Child Victim-Witnesses (2015)

Gender discrimination, Sexual violence and rape, Statutory rape or defilement

This memorandum compiles international and regional best practices guidelines, model laws, and progressive practices of domestic courts to protect adult and child victim-witnesses before, during, and after trials.