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Delay to pass Administration of Judiciary Bill irks Speaker

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has expressed concern over the continued delays to debate and pass the Administration of Judiciary Bill. The bill seeks to provide for and strengthen the independence of the Judiciary. It is also meant to operationalize articles in the …

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Judicial service commission to set up forensic investigation unit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judicial Service Commission-JSC has unveiled its plans to set up a forensic unit with capacity to investigate complex corruption cases in the judiciary and deal with errant officers. The Commission Chairperson, Justice Benjamin Insigoma Kabiito disclosed this at the 21st Annual Judge’s Conference while …

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No pay rise yet for judicial officers – Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government will not increase the pay of judicial officers because it is currently focusing on Infrastructure development, President Yoweri Museveni has said. He was speaking during the opening of the 21st annual Judge’s conference at Serena Hotel in Kampala on Monday. Museveni noted that judges …

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Judiciary asked to support LC Courts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jinja High Court judge, Justice Michael Elubu has asked the judiciary to support Local Council courts to solve disputes which will reduce case backlog. Speaking at the Iganga magistrate’s court open day in Iganga district on Thursday, Elubu argues that since village councils were fully …

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Supreme Court prepares for Age Limit hearing

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has set November 7th as the conferencing date for appeals filed challenging the Age limit ruling by the Constitutional Court. The Court will be hearing appeals filed by Male Mabirizi, six Members of Parliament and Uganda Law Society. According to …

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When judicial decisions become ‘painkillers’

Ignoring Supreme Court recommendations in Mbabazi election petition exposes government’s cynical view of constitutionalism Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | A public lecture on constitutionalism held in the main hall at Makerere University Kampala on Aug.24 turned into a scene of anger, frustration, and venting when one of the expected main …

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S.Africa to compensate families of mentally-ill patients

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | The South African government will compensate the families of more than 100 mentally-ill patients who died from neglect after they were moved from hospital and placed into unlicenced health facilities. At least 144 psychiatric patients died from hunger and lack of care within months …

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Museveni explains underfunding in judiciary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Museveni has asked Uganda’s judiciary to prioritise cases of murder, sexual crimes, commercial cases and land over others because of scarce resources. “Scattering the little resources we have is very dangerous. When we do this, we do not achieve anything. Homicide, rape, Commercial and …

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