Right to Appeal

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Background

The right to appeal is fundamentally related to the right to due process and a fair trial.

International Sources

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Article 14, Section 5 -

"Everyone convicted of a crime shall have the right to his conviction and sentence being reviewed by a higher tribunal according to law." - International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Article 14, Section 5.

Examples of the Right to Appeal

Kenya

Constitution


Tanzania

Constitution

  • 13(6)(a): when the rights and duties of any person are being determined by the court or any other agency, that person shall be entitled to a fair hearing and to the right of appeal or other legal remedy against the decision of the court or of the other agency concerned

Uganda

Constitution

  • (3) A person or authority dissatisfied with an order made by the [human rights] commission . . . has a right to appeal to the High Court.



See Rights of the Accused