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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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Justice Kabiito sworn in as Judicial Service Commission chair

Kabiito swears in. PHOTO @eyotaruolive New members of the judicial service commission sworn in, cautioned against corruption The seven newly appointed members of the Judicial Service Commission have been sworn for a four-year term. They are led by Justice Kabiito Banjamin Isingoma as chairperson and Justice Faith Mwondha as deputy respectively. The …

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Judiciary reshuffles judges, Musene sent to Mpigi

The Judiciary has transferred Kampala High Court Judge Wilson Masalu Musene, who has been head of Criminal Division, to the new High Court Circuit in Mpigi. Also transferred are Justice John Wilson Kwesiga head of High Court Land Division to now head the Criminal Division. Justice Dr. Andrew Bashaija is …

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LC1 chairman petitions Constitutional Court on age limits

The Local Council (LC) 1 chairperson of Muyenga Hill village Yasin Omar has petitioned the Constitutional Court challenging several articles of the constitution relating to mandatory retirement of public servants and political figures on attaining stipulated age limits. Omar wants court to declare that it’s unconstitutional to lock out the youth who have not yet attained the …

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Appointments of judges – Is raising age limit a solution?

VIDEO: The age limit motion that was brought to parliament by Nakifuma legislator Kafeero Ssekitoleko has created debate and has attracted different reactions. Dr Kakungulu Mayambala a law don at Makerere University says lifting the age limit is not the solution to the case back-log in the judiciary and cannot solve …

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