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Judiciary to establish specialized court to handle environmental matters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has revealed plans to establish a specialized court to handle environmental matters that have become a challenge in both local and International arenas. Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo noted that cases of wetland encroachment, poaching, hazardous waste disposal, interference with the eco-system …

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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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Lockdown delays operation of Luwero High Court

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The planned operationalization of the Luwero High Court has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Luwero High Court is one of the 20 Courts that were designated in 2016 under the Judicature Statutory Instrument No. 55 of 2016. However, to date, the court had failed …

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Judiciary pledges to fast track cases after budget increment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The judiciary has pledged to fast-track cases and improve access to justice after an increase of its budget for the 2021/2022 financial year. On June 10, 2021, the designate State Minister for Finance in charge of Planning, Amos Lugoloobi while reading the budget said the …

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Former Judiciary Permanent Secretary Kagole Kivumbi dead

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Permanent Secretary to the Judiciary, Expedito Kagole Kivumbi is dead. A statement from the Judiciary Senior Communications Officer, Solomon Muyita shows that Kivumbi died on Sunday evening at Le Memorial Medical Services at Kitiko-Lubowa Kigo road where he was admitted a week ago. …

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COVID-19: Judiciary suspends case hearings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has suspended hearing of all court cases including election petitions for 42 days. According to the circular issued on Monday, Owiny-Dollo says that the suspension is being done in line with the directives issued by President Yoweri Museveni on …

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Bodyguards of judicial officers spend three months without pay

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 500 police officers providing security to judicial officers have gone three months without receiving their allowances, Uganda Radio Network has learnt.  The police officers work as bodyguards, court orderlies and guard the residential premises of judiciary officers. Judges are guarded by officers from …

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