A shared sentence - Children of imprisoned parents in Uganda

This recent research in Uganda demonstrates how parental imprisonment can affect all aspects of a child’s life, from where and with whom they live, to how they cope at school, their relationships with their relatives, and their survival within the community. Article 30 of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child is unique within the canon of regional and international human rights law because it highlights directly how the rights of children are affected when their parents or primary caregivers are caught up in the criminal justice system.