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Judiciary launches electronic system to improve delivery of justice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The judiciary has launched an Electronic Court Case Management Information System-ECCMIS. The system once rolled out at the beginning of the new Law Year, 2022, is expected to reduce contact between the litigating public and court staff, a move that is expected to curb corruption. …

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Chief Justice lifts ban on execution of court orders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has directed all courts to receive and process applications for execution that had delayed due to COVID-19 effective October 11th 2021. In his Oct 5, 2021 circular, the Chief Justice directs Registrars and Magistrates to ensure the authenticity of …

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DP condemns president’s proposal to quash bail for capital offences

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party has condemned President Museveni’s proposal to abolish the constitutional right to bail of suspects accused of capital offences. The DP spokesperson Okoler Opio Lo Amanu told the media in Kampala that the move is unconstitutional and it will suppress the independence of …

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Museveni renews fight against giving bail to murder suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has renewed his fight against giving bail to suspects accused of committing big crimes like murder. Speaking on Wednesday at the swearing in of new judges, Museveni said bail is not a constitutional right. “For somebody to kill a person and you …

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OWINY DOLLO: No one should move 80km to access justice

Chief Justice moots for Grade One Magistrate in each Sub County Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny- Dollo wants each sub-county to have a Grade One Magistrate if the country is to realize equitable access to justice. Dollo says that it is unfortunate that the Judiciary …

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Museveni appoints five new high court judges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed five new High Court judges and two Constitutional Court justices. Those appointed High court justices include the former acting Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Tom Chemutai, the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Vincent Wagona, Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions …

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Bubulo, Karamoja get magistrates as Judiciary deploys 10

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 10 newly appointed Judicial Officers at the rank of Registrars and Magistrates have been deployed to different stations in the country in a bid to take services closer to people. According to a statement issued by the Judiciary, Bubulo and Kyenjojo Courts …

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