Practice Relating to Rule 135. Children
Section D. Death penalty on children
In 2003, in its initial report to the Human Rights Committee, Uganda stated:
In Uganda’s national legislation a sentence of death is not imposed on … a person below the age of 18 years … Section 104 of the [Trial on Indictments Decree, 1971] states that a sentence of death shall not be pronounced or recorded against a person, who at the time of committing the offence, he or she was under the age of 18 years. In these circumstances, the person shall instead be detained for such a period of time as the Minister may order.