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Judges warned against under-performance as case backlog increases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Principal Judge, Dr Flavian Zeija has warned under performing Judges proposing that they should not get remuneration citing that the case backlog in 2019 has increased by 88 percent.  Dr Zeija made the remarks on Monday afternoon while presenting the annual performance report for …

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Big changes in Uganda’s judiciary

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Deputy Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny-Dollo has asked government to raise the retirement age of judges. He said this in a week in which major changes have been made to streamline the judiciary, with many younger judges actually being appointed to fill vacant positions. Owiny-Dollo …

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THIS WEEK: Bamugemereire attacks judges over land evictions

THIS WEEK: Bamugemereire attacks judges over land evictions Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Catherine Bamugemereire (Pictured), the chairperson of the commission of inquiry into land management has attacked fellow judges for “catalysing rising land distress, grabbing of protected and fragile areas causing landlessness and a state of lawlessness.” Bamugemereire …

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Newly appointed Judges sworn in

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Eleven newly appointed Judicial officers including ten of the High Court and one of Court of Appeal who had retired, have been sworn in at the State House in Entebbe, on a function officiated by President Museveni. Acting Chief Registrar Isaac Muwata administered the oath …

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THIS WEEK: Museveni names new judges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a Feb.07 notice by the clerk of parliament to members of the parliamentary appointments committee, it was revealed that the president had appointed 14 judges – 4 to the court of appeal and 10 to the high court. Those appointed to the Court of …

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Judges suspend strike as they decry routine transfers

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Judges have voiced their displeasure with the current mode of routine transfers, saying it is demotivating and lacks transparency. This was expressed by the Uganda Judicial officers Association (UJOA) President Godfrey Kaweesa, who is also the Mukono Court Chief Magistrate, at their Annual General Meeting …

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