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High Court orders specialised treatment for Ssewanyana

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka High Court has ordered prison authorities to provide specialised treatment to the Makindye West Member of Parliament, Allan Ssewanyana to enable him to recover such that he stands trial. The Masaka High Court Resident Judge, Lawrence Tweyanze issued the orders on Tuesday during the hearing …

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Court dismisses defamation lawsuit against Ofwono Opondo, NBS TV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has dismissed with costs a defamation case that former Ethics and Integrity Minister, Miria Matembe, had instituted against the Uganda Media Centre Director, Ofwono Opondo and NBS television. In August 2017, Matembe sued Ofwono Opondo together with NBS TV and …

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UK’s Rwanda asylum plan lawful: high court

London, UK | Xinhua | Judges at the United Kingdom’s (UK) High Court ruled on Monday that the government’s plan to send asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda is lawful, but they also criticized the government for failing to properly assess the circumstances of the eight individuals it tried to …

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Court stays Oledo’s suspension as UMA president

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Civil Division of the High Court in Kampala has issued an interim injunction staying the suspension of Dr. Samuel Oledo, as the president of the Uganda Medical Association (UMA). It follows an application for a judicial review filed by Oledo against his suspension by …

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Appointment of judges in acting capacity unconstitutional, court rules

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitutional Court has ruled that appointing judges in an acting capacity contravenes the 1995 Constitution and therefore is null and void. In a majority ruling of 4:1, the court allowed a petition filed by Makerere University lecturer, Dr. Busingye Kabumba and human rights activist Andrew …

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Chief Justice against retirement of High Court Judges at 65

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny Dollo has castigated the retirement of High Court Judges at sixty-five years, adding that if he had authority, this is something he would change. He was addressing the seventeen judges on Wednesday who were appointed by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni …

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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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