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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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Judiciary reshuffles 130 judges, James Eremye Mawanda retained

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Uganda’s Judiciary has reshuffled 130 of its officers including Registrars, Chief Magistrates and Grade One Magistrates. In a circular signed by the Chief Registrar – Courts of Judicature Paul Wolimbwa Gadenya, the transfers are aimed at improving service delivery country wide. Among the transferred are …

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LIVE: 2017 ACME lecture – Media and Politics in Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Willy Mutunga, the former Chief Justice of Kenya, has delivered the 4th ACME Annual Lecture. Theme is Media and Independence of the Judiciary. Mutunga is a lawyer, intellectual, reform activist, and has been the Commonwealth Special Envoy to the Maldives. According to the lecture organisers …

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Justice Owiny-Dollo Sworn in as new Deputy Chief Justice

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | President Yoweri Museveni has sworn in new Deputy Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny Dollo, in a Saturday afternoon function at State House, Entebbe. Different stakeholders who included justices, members of the Judicial Service Commissioners, representatives of security agencies, the Minister of the Presidency Esther Mbayo and …

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