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Title:Confessions in East Africa
Author:Durand, Ph.P.
Periodical:East African Law Journal
Geographic term:East Africa
Abstract:The article notes or discusses cases on various aspects of the subject of confessions in East Africa, analyzes some of the new legislation, and traces, where appropriate, the legislative history for a more complete understanding of the evolution of the law. It commences with a discussion of the definition of the term 'confession', and moves in some detail through the taking of statements and confessions, the question of voluntariness, and proof of confessions in court. Shortened table of contents: 1. What is a confession? - 2. The taking of statements and confessions: by magistrates - 3. The taking of statements and confessions: by police - 4. The recording of statements - 5. The judges' rules - 6. The onus of proof - 7. Inducements - 8. Retracted and repudiated confessions - 9. Confessions obtained by deceptions - 10. Proof of confessions in court - 11. Procedures for determining admissibility of confessions: trials within trials - 12. Confessions leading to discovery - 13. Confessions implicating co-accused - Conclusion.