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Owiny-Dollo tips judicial officers on effective justice dispensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has advised the newly sworn in judicial officers to mind about their ethical code of conduct if they are to dispense effective justice. According to Owiny-Dollo, once a judicial officer exercises in his mind independence, impartiality, integrity, propriety, equality, competence …

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Judicial Service Commission promotes 32 officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has promoted 32 judicial officers in the magistracy and registrar ranks. According to a press statement issued by the Judiciary Spokesperson Jameson Karemani, the new promotions include 9 judicial officers promoted to deputy registrar, 5 to assistant registrar, 14 to …

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Lawyer Mabirizi asks court to halt recruitment process of judicial officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | City lawyer Male Mabirizi has petitioned the High Court seeking to halt the recruitment process of judicial officers by Judicial Service Commission. Mabirizi in documents filed before the Civil Division wants an injunction restraining the Commission from proceeding with the process undertaken and decisions it has …

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Judicial officers urged to stop embarrassing court users

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The retired Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has appealed to the judicial officers to stop embarrassing court users if they are to dispense meaningful justice. Katureebe noted that most of the court users especially lawyers and witnesses always get embarrassed over small matters and you find …

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Special assignments by judicial officers to be limited to only 4-Years

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has approved a proposal that requires judicial officers to resign from the judiciary when they take up special assignments exceeding four years. The approved provision gives a specified period for judicial officers who are assigned, appointed or seconded to serve or perform duties in other …

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Gov’t, Judicial officers opt for mediation over Bigirimana’s appointment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Judicial officers and the Attorney General have resolved to settle their suit challenging the appointment of the Judiciary Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana through mediation. The Attorney General’s Representative, George Karemera and lawyer of judicial officers under their Association of Uganda Judicial Officers Association- UJOA, Gawaya …

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Judges asked to avoid unnecessary case adjournments

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The President Uganda Law Society, Simon Peter Kinobe has asked judicial officers to desist from unnecessary adjournment of cases. Kinobe made the appeal on Wednesday while presenting a paper at the 22nd Annual Judges Conference titled: “Discharging the mandate of the Judiciary: Towards a Modern …

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Chief Justice fills positions left by elevated judicial officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has replaced the newly elevated judicial officers. A statement from the judiciary shows that Katureebe has named Tom Chemutai as acting Chief Registrar replacing Esta Nambayo who was appointed High court judge. Chemutai, 53, started his career as a …

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Judiciary transfers 11 judicial officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The judiciary has transferred eleven judicial officers. The transfer instrument signed by the chief registrar of the judiciary Esther Nambayo points out that the changes that have affected deputy registrars, an assistant registrar and Grade One Magistrates’ take immediate effect. Among those transferred is Fred …

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