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Museveni appoints five new high court judges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed five new High Court judges and two Constitutional Court justices. Those appointed High court justices include the former acting Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Tom Chemutai, the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Vincent Wagona, Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions …

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Constitutional court quashes pornography offence

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitutional Court has quashed the offense of pornography and other sections of Anti-Pornography Act that were previously giving powers to the Pornography Control Committee. In an unanimous judgment, a panel comprised of Justices Frederick Egonda-Ntende, Elizabeth Musoke, Cheborion Barishaki, Muzamiru Kibeedi and Irene …

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Supreme Court halts implementation of orders in Kabaziguruka’s case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has stopped the implementation of orders of the Constitutional Court which among others, barred civilians from being prosecuted before the General Court Martial. The Constitutional Court had ordered that the files for all civilians facing trial before the General Court Martial be transferred …

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Kabaziguruka, NUP welcome ruling against General Court Martial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Michael Kabaziguruka, the former MP for Nakawa Division has welcomed the decision by the Constitutional Court that held that the General Court Martial has no power to try civilians. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, Kabaziguruka who in 2016 challenged the constitutionality of the General Court …

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Lawyers petition court challenging police’s preventive detention

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Two lawyers have petitioned the Constitutional Court challenging section 24 (2) of the Police Act which gives police officers powers of indefinite preventive arrest and detention of any person without fair trial. The lawyers Anne Tendo and Alex Martin Tusiime, both human rights advocates working …

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