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Judiciary issues new guidelines as courts resume operations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The acting chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo has issued a new set of guidelines for the courts as they resume hearing of criminal cases. Court hearings and appearances had been suspended after the outbreak of coronavirus disease in the country four months ago. According …

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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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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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Commercial Court locks up SH1.3 trillion

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least sh1.3 trillion is locked up in disputes before the Commercial court, URN has learnt. They include disputes of insurance, banking, and transportation. Only cases with a value that is more than sh50 million end up before the Commercial Division of High …

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Judiciary asked to support LC Courts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jinja High Court judge, Justice Michael Elubu has asked the judiciary to support Local Council courts to solve disputes which will reduce case backlog. Speaking at the Iganga magistrate’s court open day in Iganga district on Thursday, Elubu argues that since village councils were fully …

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VIDEO: Judiciary condemns re-arrests at courts

VIDEO: Uganda’s Chief Justice has said re-arrests of suspects within court premises demeans the national cause for justice and shows that the country still has a long way to go in the struggle to achieve rule of law. He said this while speaking at the opening of the 2017 new law year …

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New guidelines set for lower courts

Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has launched new sentencing guidelines for lower courts in a move aimed at ensuring uniformity in judgment, and building public trust. Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine, who heads the sentencing guidelines committee, said the guidelines are going to affect non-capital offences such as theft, child neglect, arson and …

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MP Kabaziguruka refuses to plead to Court Martial charges

Jailed Nakawa Municipality MP Michael Kabaziguruka has for the second time refused to plead to charges of treachery before the General Court Martial. The court Tuesday sent him back on remand and warned him over contempt of its orders. Despite rulings by both the Army and High court that he is properly charged before the …

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VIDEO: Besigye asks IGP Gen. Kale Kayihura to resign

NBS: Opposition strongman Dr Kiiza Besigye has spoken out about Wednesday’s besieging of Makindye Magistrates Court – asking police chief Gen Kale Kayihura to step aside and pave way for investigations for setting what he calls a dangerous precedent in law enforcement. Speaking to the media at his home in …

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