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President Museveni approves administration of the Judiciary Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has assented to the Administration of the Judiciary Bill almost three weeks after it was enacted by Parliament. The Bill seeks to operationalize articles in the constitution that deal with the Judiciary as an independent arm of government and create guidelines and …

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Supreme court quashes death sentence handed to minor offender

Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Supreme Court has quashed a death sentence that was handed to Moses Otim after he was found guilty of murdering Alex Ongom in Apac District in 2005. A panel of five Supreme Court Justices chaired by the Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe quashed the …

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Normal Court operations to wait – Chief Justice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Normal operations in the Courts in Uganda shall have to wait until the general opening of public transport, the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, has said. The directive is contained in the revised contingency measures to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the …

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LASPNET petitions Chief Justice on legal services amidst lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET) has petitioned Chief Justice Bart Katureebe to engage the President and make a case for recognition of legal services as essential service as well as allow emergency legal response during the lockdown. The petition is signed by …

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Lockdown to increase case backlog- Judiciary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The current lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic is like to worsen the case backlog, according to the Judiciary spokesperson, Solomon Muyita. On March 19th, 2020, the Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe suspended court proceedings for 32 days in line with the nationwide lockdown announced …

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Kadaga, Katureebe advised Museveni to declare a state of emergency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has told Parliament that she and the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe asked the President to declare a State of Emergency. A state of emergency is a condition of national danger whereby any government suspends normal constitutional procedures to …

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Courts close following president’s directive on coronavirus prevention

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Judicial services have been grounded following the president’s directive suspending non-essential business in the country. URN visited Supreme Court, High Court, Anti-Corruption Court and War Crimes Division and found them locked. All judgments and rulings that were scheduled for delivery at the Supreme Court …

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Chief Justice Katureebe suspends court sessions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe has suspended all court hearings and appearances for 32 days as part of the preventive measures against the coronavirus. In his statement issued on Thursday afternoon, Justice Katureebe says the directive takes effect March 20th, 2020 and affects cases at …

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New justice law and order sector centre excites Rubirizi residents

Rubirizi, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The newly opened Justice, Law and Order Centre in Rubirizi district, has excited residents.  The 1.6 billion Shillings facility houses the Magistrate’s court, the Offices of the Director of Public Prosecution and police station. Rubirizi District, which was curved from Greater Bushenyi in 2010 has …

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Judiciary targets to clear 220 land cases in next two months

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court has set a target of clearing 220 land cases in 11 special sessions across the country in the next 60 days. A statement issued by the Judiciary Principal Communications Officer, Solomon Muyita over the weekend, shows that the pilot session commences today. According …

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