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Parliament approves Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo, Deputy Buteera

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has today approved the newly appointed Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo and his Deputy Richard Buteera. The two appeared before the Appointments committee of Parliament chaired by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga in which they were asked questions and were scored at the …

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Malawi president lashes out against poll nullification

Blantyre, Malawi | AFP | President Peter Mutharika has accused Malawi’s judiciary of agitating for regime change after the courts nullified last year’s presidential vote and ordered fresh elections by July 3. Malawi’s top court rejected Mutharika’s bid to overturn the landmark ruling quashing his controversial re-election, paving the way for a re-run, scheduled for …

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Judicial negligence sent Glanser to the grave – Lawyers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyers representing Bernhard Glanser, the German/Belgian national who was accused of molesting Ugandan girls believe that his life was cut short by negligence and insensitivity in Uganda’s judicial system. The legal team led by Evans Ochieng says that the matter of Glaser’s waning health …

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Lockdown to increase case backlog- Judiciary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The current lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic is like to worsen the case backlog, according to the Judiciary spokesperson, Solomon Muyita. On March 19th, 2020, the Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe suspended court proceedings for 32 days in line with the nationwide lockdown announced …

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Judiciary funding inconsistent with the Law: Constitutional Court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The current system of funding the judiciary is inconsistent with the law, the Constitutional Court has ruled. In a judgment delivered on Friday, the final member panel of the Constitutional Court Justices, say funding of the judiciary an independent arm of government through the …

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Kafuuzi still hopeful for Parliament approval

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Kyaka South MP Jackson Kafuuzi is still hopeful that parliament will confirm his appointment to the position of Deputy Attorney General. The appointments committee of Parliament deferred confirmation of Kafuuzi’s appointment after raising queries on his experience. According to information from the Judiciary, Kafuuzi last …

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Judiciary seeks UGX 77b budget for vehicles, construction of courts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Judiciary Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana has asked Members of Parliament to push for an additional budget allocation of 77.84 billion shillings for construction of courts and procuring cars. Bigirimana was on Friday leading a team of Judiciary officials before the committee chaired by West …

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Judiciary extends small claims procedure to Kaberamaido

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Judiciary has launched the small claims procedure court in Kaberamaido district. Under the system, a complainant can get judgment within a day although the maximum period for delivering judgment is a month. This is opposed to the old system that can even last for …

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Construction of appellant courts launched

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Judiciary has launched the construction of both the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal at the High Court in Kampala.  The ground-breaking ceremony took place on Friday. Construction of the two courts will cost 63.9 billion shillings.  The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe said that …

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The fall of PS Nassali Lukwago

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It’s tough times for Dr. Rose Nassali Lukwago, a former powerful permanent secretary at ministry of Education. In the same position at the Judicial Service Commission, she has been a shadow of her former self. The Inspector General of Government Justice Irene Muyagonja directed …

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