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Justice Kisakye flies abroad for medical check up

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Supreme Court Judge, Justice Dr Esther Kisakye has flown out of the country for a medical check-up, the Judiciary has revealed.  According to the Judiciary Public Relations Officer Jamson Karemani, Kisakye sought permission from Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo to go for the check-up in a …

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Chinese supreme court hires retired chief justice Katureebe

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Retired Ugandan Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has been appointed to the International Commercial Court Expert Committee of the Supreme People’s Court of China.  “Taking account of your recognized expertise and extensive experience in legal fields, I’m therefore writing on behalf of CICC to invite you as …

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Judicial officers urged to stop embarrassing court users

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The retired Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has appealed to the judicial officers to stop embarrassing court users if they are to dispense meaningful justice. Katureebe noted that most of the court users especially lawyers and witnesses always get embarrassed over small matters and you find …

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Judiciary unveils client charter, work place policies

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has unveiled the Judiciary client charter and two workplace policies. The HIV/AIDS workplace and Anti -Sexual Harassment policies are aimed at providing a safe and convenient working environment for the court users and judicial officers. They also put in …

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Chief justice Owiny-Dollo asks president to appoint more judges

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The new Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has called for the appointment of more judicial officers to enable Ugandans to access justice. Owiny-Dollo was speaking on Tuesday after being sworn in as Chief Justice together with his Deputy Richard Buteera at State House, Entebbe.  The event …

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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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