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JUDICIARY: 53 Grade One magistrates appointed on probation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has appointed 53 Judicial Officers on probation to the position of Magistrate Grade One. This is according to a statement issued on Friday by the acting Senior Communications Officer, Maria Theresa Nabulya. The appointed officers include 33 females and 20 …

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Mak don challenges appointment of high court judges in acting capacity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University lecturer Dr. Kabumba Busingye and lawyer Andrew Karamagi, have petitioned the Constitutional court seeking to declare the new appointments of 16 High Court judges in acting capacity as illegal. Last month, President Yoweri Museveni appointed 16 Judges of the High Court to serve …

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BUDGET: Construction of Mbarara, Gulu regional courts postponed

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary has shelved plans to construct the regional court of Appeal in Mbarara and Gulu cities this financial year due to budget constraints. The Judiciary Permanent Secretary, Pius Bigirimana told URN in an interview at the Judiciary Headquarters in Kampala Wednesday that while …

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Luwero high court to commence operations next month

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Luwero High Court will commence operations next month. This was revealed by the Principal Judge Flavian Zeija. The court is one of the 20 that were designated in 2016 under the Judicature Statutory Instrument. In January last year, the Judiciary announced that effective July 2021, Luwero …

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Tunisian president dismisses 57 judges over corruption

Tunis, Tunisia | Xinhua | Tunisian President Kais Saied issued a presidential decree late Wednesday to dismiss 57 judges over corruption and covering up terrorist cases. The presidential decree was published in the Journal of the Republic of Tunisia, an official biweekly gazette. Saied presided over a council of ministers meeting …

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Judicial officers asked to help distressed companies survive

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Judicial officers have been asked to support the survival of companies in distress instead of issuing decisions that lead to their extinction. This comes as companies continue to struggle to pay off bank loans and other obligations like suppliers and salary arrears, and other lagging …

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