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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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Ugandan judges and magistrates threaten industrial action over pay

Judges, magistrates and judicial support staff  threaten industrial action over pay Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Judges, magistrates and judiciary support staff have threatened to down their tools, giving government a one month ultimatum to increase their salaries. They are also demanding that their conditions of service be harmonized with that of other public …

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South Sudan president Kiir axes striking judges

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  South Sudan’s government sacked a dozen judges who had been on strike for the past two months, the country’s information minister told AFP on Thursday. “The president yesterday issued an order relieving some of the judges,” Michael Makuei said, without explaining the reasons for …

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Museveni asks judges to try prisoners at Luzira to reduce costs

“Expedite trials, sentencing of prisoners” – President Museveni President Yoweri Museveni has called upon the judiciary to expedite trials and sentencing of prisoners. Speaking Friday at the pass-out ceremony of Uganda Prisons Services (UPS) Officers at the Prisons Academy and Training School Grounds in Luzira, the President said expediting trials …

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