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Court dismisses petition by former Principal Judge over lack of merit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitutional Court justices have unanimously dismissed a petition filed by the former Principal Judge, Dr. Yorokamu Bamwine seeking to have equal retirement benefits like those of the Chief justice and his deputy, as provided for under the Judiciary Administration Act. The petition was dismissed …

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Lawyer asks court to nullify rogue and vagabond offenses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Human rights lawyer Francis Tumwesigye Ateenyi wants the Constitutional Court to nullify sections 168(1) (c) and 168(1) d) of the Penal Code Act. The sections provide for rogue and vagabond offenses. Tumwesigye said this in his submission before a panel of five Constitutional Court Justices …

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Court to decide on MP Zaake’s impeachment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General has asked the Constitutional Court to dismiss a petition in which Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake is challenging the decision to remove him as a member of the P. Zaake was impeached by Members of Parliament on March 10, following …

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Lawyer challenges provisions in the Administration of Judiciary Act

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | City lawyer Steven Kalali has petitioned the Constitutional court challenging some provisions in the newly enacted Administration of Judiciary Act, saying they are discriminatory to some judicial officers as well as the rest of the public servants. The Judiciary Administration Act came into force on June …

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Mabirizi fights for release of MPs Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jailed city lawyer Male Mabirizi has asked the Constitutional Court to order Uganda Prisons Services to produce the Kawempe North Member of Parliament, Muhammad Ssegirinya, and his Makindye West counterpart Allan Ssewanyana for the hearing of the case seeking to quash criminal charges against them. …

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EC abrogated constitution in constituency demarcations: Court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The constitutionality of constituencies demarcated by the Electoral Commission and by the Parliament after the 1995 Constitution are under question. The Constitutional Court in Kampala ruled that the independent Electoral Commission abrogated the constitution, therefore acted unconstitutionally in their demarcation. The Parliament of Uganda together …

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Zaake petitions Constitutional court to block impeachment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake has petitioned the Constitutional Court seeking a temporary injunction to block his removal from office as a Commissioner of Parliament. On March 10th 2022, the Parliament resolved to remove Zaake from the office of Commissioner and required him …

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Court dismisses November 2020 election riot case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court has dismissed an application by two law students from Islamic University in Uganda-IUIU challenging the excessive use of force and lethal weapons by security agencies to disperse assemblies. The High Court Civil Division Judge Musa Ssekaana dismissed the application filed by Derrick Okello …

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ICPAU sued over amendment of membership criteria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A woman has petitioned the Constitutional Court seeking to quash the law that gives powers to the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda to make changes in the eligibility criteria of its members. Sarah Anena contends that section 12(s) of the Accountants Act of …

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