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High Court in Mbarara to prosecute 60 SGBV cases

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara High Court is set to hear 60 cases related to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence-SBGV in Bushenyi district. The sessions will be presided over by Lady Justice Joyce Kavuma, the senior Resident Judge for Mbarara High Court Circuit. Out of the 60 cases, 48 are defilement …

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Mabirizi institutes common nuisance charges against 16 newly appointed judges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyer Male Mabirizi has instituted private criminal charges against 16 newly appointed High Court Justices. They are Singiza Douglas Karekona, Samuel Emokor, Thomas Ocaya, Allan Paul Mbabazi Nshimye, Collins Acellam, George Okello, Bernard Namanya, Susan Kanyange, Flavia Matovu Nasuuna, Mary Ikit, Christine Kaahwa, Patricia Mutesi, …

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Court halts eviction of business operators in Makerere

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has issued an interim injunction restraining Makerere University from evicting hundreds of people who operate different businesses within the institution. According Civil Division Judge Boniface Wamala, his order will be in force pending the determination of the main application for …

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EALA: Court dismisses NRM aspirants case with costs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court has dismissed with costs an application by 23 National Resistance Movement-NRM party members challenging the decision by the party to lock them out of the East African Legislative Assembly-EALA elections. Civil Division High Court Judge Musa Ssekaana dismissed the application in his ruling delivered …

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19 terror suspects committed to High Court for trial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Buganda Road Magistrates Court has committed 19 people to the High Court to face trial for terrorism. They were committed on Wednesday by Grade One Magistrate Asuman Muhumuza after the prosecution led by Patricia Cingtho informed the court that the investigations into six charges …

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Lawyer wants Nkumba, IUIU represented on law profession bodies

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyer Deusdedit Bwengye has petitioned the High Court seeking orders directing the government to include 13 law teaching universities on three statutory bodies, which make decisions about the progress of the legal profession in the country. They include Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), Nkumba …

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EALA aspirants sue NRM for ring fencing positions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty-three-23 aspirants have petitioned the High Court to restrain the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party from implementing its decision to ring-fence six positions of members of parliament for the East African Legislative Assembly-EALA. The applicants are part of more than 100 people who had expressed …

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Mak don challenges appointment of high court judges in acting capacity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University lecturer Dr. Kabumba Busingye and lawyer Andrew Karamagi, have petitioned the Constitutional court seeking to declare the new appointments of 16 High Court judges in acting capacity as illegal. Last month, President Yoweri Museveni appointed 16 Judges of the High Court to serve …

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Luwero high court to commence operations next month

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Luwero High Court will commence operations next month. This was revealed by the Principal Judge Flavian Zeija. The court is one of the 20 that were designated in 2016 under the Judicature Statutory Instrument. In January last year, the Judiciary announced that effective July 2021, Luwero …

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High Court rules against suspension of Chapter Four Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court Civil Division has declared the indefinite suspension of the activities of Chapter Four Uganda by the National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organization as irregular.  Justice Musa Ssekaana delivered the verdict in his judgment on Tuesday morning. He explained the suspension didn’t provide a …

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