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Judges trained in fighting money laundering

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 80 judges and prosecutors from Uganda and the COMESA states have been undergoing training on the adjudication of financial crimes like money laundering and financing terrorism. The training arranged by the Financial Intelligence Authority, the Judiciary in Uganda, and the Common Market for Eastern …

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Speaker Among urges judges on rulings to stand the test of time

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has urged judicial officers to solely base their rulings on the law. She said this while closing the 25th Annual Judges’ Conference at the Kampala Serena Hotel on Thursday, 08 February 2024 which run under the theme, “A People-Centred …

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All set for the 25th Annual Judges Conference

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary finalised preparations for the 2024 Annual Judges Conference scheduled to take place starting on Monday 5th February 2024 up to Thursday 8th February 2024 at Serena Hotel in Kampala under the theme: “A People-Centered Approach to Justice.” The conference will attract Justices of …

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‘Judiciary will not entertain incompetence’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Deputy Chief Justice Richard Buteera and Principle Judge Dr. Flavian Nzeija have warned the newly appointed High Court judges against incompetence. They asked those who find the job stressful to quit early enough or face the boot. Closing this week’s induction, Justice Buteera singled …

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Law society speaks out against appointment of ‘Acting Judges’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Law Society wants the process of appointing judges opened and subjected to public scrutiny. The society which is charged with ensuring high levels of professionalism among lawyers in Uganda described the process of appointing judges as opaque. The Association’s President, Bernard Oundo, …

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Five Judges retire from Judiciary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary is headed for yet another understaffing gap following the official retirement of it’s five Judges and eight lower cadres who include Deputy Registrars and Magistrates. The Judges who were officially retired from the Judiciary on Friday night at a Dinner held at the …

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Parliament vets 11 new High Court Judges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Appointments Committee has vetted 11 new acting High Court judges recently appointed by President Yoweri Museveni. The vetting process chaired by Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among on Friday follows a notification by Clerk to Parliament Adolf Mwesige to members of the Appointments Committee issued …

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Judiciary blames lawyers for slow progress of mediation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary has attributed the slow progress of the mediation process to lawyers who prioritize full litigation over settling disputes out of court. Principal Judge Dr. Flavian Zeija expressed concern that many lawyers view mediation as unprofitable, leading them to discourage their clients from …

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New judicial officers asked to stop failing to give judgement dates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Principal Judge Dr Flavian Zeija has emphasized the importance of providing specific dates for case decisions. He said this during the swearing-in ceremony of four newly appointed Deputy Registrars, six Assistant Registrars, and five Chief Magistrates at the Judiciary Headquarters in Kampala Wednesday. …

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