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NRM’s Oscar Kihika appointed Court of Appeal Justice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed Oscar Kihika, the National Resistance Movement Director for Legal Services as a Justice of the Court of Appeal. In a press statement issued on Wednesday, the Presidential Press Secretary Sandor Walusimbi, said that the names of Kihika and the …

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Court of Appeal to handle 42 cases in Fort Portal

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Criminal Appeals session has kicked off at Fort Portal High Court. A panel of three Court of Appeal Justices led by the Deputy Chief Justice Richard Buteera, Lady Justice Irene Mulyagonja, and Lady justice Eve K. Luswata will adjudicate 42 criminal appeals during …

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Businessman appeals against dismissal of torture case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Businessman Francis Matovu commonly known as Butto has raised seven grounds in his appeal against the High Court’s decision to dismiss his torture case against the government and Speaker of Parliament Anita Among. In his appeal filed on Thursday in the Court of Appeal in Kampala, …

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Court upholds UGX 90M award to former PPDA finance boss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal in Kampala has upheld the more than Shillings 90million award given to Mary Pamela Sozi, the former Director of Finance and Administration in the Public Procurement Disposable Act-PPDA in compensation for unlawful termination. The judgment arises from a decision by the …

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Medical evidence not required to prove torture, Court of Appeal rules

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is no legal basis for torture victims to produce medical evidence, the Court of Appeal sitting in Kampala has ruled. The three-member panel comprising Justices Fredrick Egonda-Ntende, Muzamiru Mutangula Kibeedi, and Christopher Gashirabake noted that it is rare to have direct evidence of torture …

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NUP backs FDC candidate for Soroti East by-election

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP will not field a candidate in the Soroti City East Parliamentary by-election. The position became vacant after the Court of Appeal nullified the victory of Forum for Democratic Change, FDC’s Moses Attan. In May, the court ruled that it was convinced …

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Court of Appeal denies bail to MPs Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal in Kampala has denied bail to Members of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana. The ruling was made on Wednesday by a panel of three Court of Appeal Justices comprised of Cheborion Barishaki, Christopher Izama Madrama, and Eva Luswata. Sewanyana, the …

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