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ELECTION PETITIONS: Uganda’s JSC appoints 15 Chief Magistrates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judicial Service Commission-JSC has appointed 15 Chief Magistrates in acting capacity to boost service delivery as well as operationalize more magisterial areas. Sarah Langa Siu, the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, says the newly appointed 15 officers will be deployed soon after accepting their …

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Judiciary to increase number of chief magistrates ahead of 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary will increase the number of chief magistrates to handle 2021 elections petitions. The judiciary anticipates a rise in the number of petitions from the 2021 general elections following an increase in constituencies. Jameson Karemani, the Judiciary Public Relations Officer says that the number …

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Court set to hear unresolved 2016 election petitions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has fixed hearing of election appeals arising from the 2016 general and subsequent by-elections alongside other 40 civil appeals which will be handled in a two-weeks session starting on November 30th, 2020. According to a communication from the judiciary, the session …

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Judiciary condemns attack on Wobulenzi Magistrate Court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary has condemned an attack on Wobulenzi Magistrate Court by a group of National Unity Platform-NUP supporters who were protesting the arrest of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. The court was attacked on Wednesday evening and set ablaze by the group members, destroying property …

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Besigye’s petition was dismissed erroneously – Judiciary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The judiciary has come out to clarify that the petition in which Dr Kizza Besigye wanted a charge of preventive arrest repealed from the Police Act was yesterday dismissed erroneously. On Monday, a panel of five Constitutional Court judges led by Justice Egonda Ntende …

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Creating districts, counties affecting justice delivery – Chief Justice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary has complained that the government’s policy of “taking services to the people” under decentralization while limiting it to political and administrative services has affected the dispensation of justice in the country. This was raised by the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny- Dollo while …

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Parliament approves Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo, Deputy Buteera

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has today approved the newly appointed Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo and his Deputy Richard Buteera. The two appeared before the Appointments committee of Parliament chaired by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga in which they were asked questions and were scored at the …

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Malawi president lashes out against poll nullification

Blantyre, Malawi | AFP | President Peter Mutharika has accused Malawi’s judiciary of agitating for regime change after the courts nullified last year’s presidential vote and ordered fresh elections by July 3. Malawi’s top court rejected Mutharika’s bid to overturn the landmark ruling quashing his controversial re-election, paving the way for a re-run, scheduled for …

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