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President Museveni approves administration of the Judiciary Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has assented to the Administration of the Judiciary Bill almost three weeks after it was enacted by Parliament. The Bill seeks to operationalize articles in the constitution that deal with the Judiciary as an independent arm of government and create guidelines and …

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Retired Chief Justices, deputies to earn monthly salary for life

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved a special package which allows Chief Justices and Deputy Chief Justices to continue earning a monthly salary even in retirement. This is one of the provisions of the Administration of Judiciary Bill which was approved this afternoon. The monthly salary payment …

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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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MPs disagree on regulations for judges on special assignments

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has failed to pass the Administration of Judiciary Bill, 2018 following a disagreement among the legislators provision for judicial officers seconded, appointed and assigned duties outside the judiciary.  The Bill seeks to provide for powers and administrative independence of the Judiciary. The Bill specifically …

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Parliament wants law to regulate judges on special assignments

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament is pushing for a legal framework regarding judicial officers who are appointed for special assignments outside the judiciary. The demand stemmed from the discussion on the Administration of Judiciary Bill which seeks to provides for powers and administrative independence of the Judiciary.     Bugweri County …

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Debate on judiciary bill postponed

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has further postponed debate on the Administration of the Judiciary Bill, 2018.  This is after Members of Parliament noted that they need more time to read the report of the Legal and Parliamentary affairs about the Bill.  Government tabled the Bill in May 2018 …

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Gov’t stuck with administration of judiciary bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is yet to persuade Members of Parliament on two key proposals carried in the Administration of Judiciary Bill whose report is awaiting debate by parliament. Ruth Nankabirwa, the Government Chief Whip on Tuesday told Journalists at Parliament that the majority National Resistance Movement …

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