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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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Retired supreme court judge George Kanyeihamba sued for defamation

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Supreme Court Judge Dr Esther Kisaakye has sued retired Judge Professor George Kanyeihamba for defamation.  The suit, filed before the Civil Division of High Court is based on contents of a letter contained in Kanyeihamba’s book titled; “IN THE NAME OF GOD TRUTH AND JUSTICE”   …

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Judges seek training sessions for Electronic Case Management System

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Several judges have confessed their inability to use the Electronic Case Management System and asked the judiciary to organise for them training sessions to acquire the necessary skills. This came to the fore during the 22nd Annual Judges Conference held under the theme “Discharging …

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Judicial service commission advertises chief justice position

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Judicial Service Commission- JSC has advertised the position of Chief Justice.  Justice Bart Katureebe is set to retire on June 20th 2020 having reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 years.  The Chief Justice is the head of Judiciary and is responsible for …

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Chief Justice fills positions left by elevated judicial officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has replaced the newly elevated judicial officers. A statement from the judiciary shows that Katureebe has named Tom Chemutai as acting Chief Registrar replacing Esta Nambayo who was appointed High court judge. Chemutai, 53, started his career as a …

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