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Police detain Nigerian judges in corruption probe

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigerian judges will hold emergency talks Tuesday following the “deeply regrettable” detention of several judges by secret police in a corruption probe, the country’s chief justice said Monday. At least seven judges were detained by Nigerian security forces over the weekend in connection with allegedly …

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Rwakafuzi – Ssekitoleko can’t handle age limit motion

VIDEO: A city constitutional lawyer has queried the ability of a private member of parliament pushing for a constitutional amendment that should be pushed for by the government. While reacting to Ssekitoleko’s motion requiring lifting of the age limit of judicial officers, Laudislus Rwakafuzi noted that the MP is not competent enough when …

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Uganda’s High court reduces death sentences for 9

The High court in Kampala has today reduced the punishment of nine death row convicts following the  2003  Constitutional petition of Susan Kigula & 417 others that challenged the death penalty. Justice Wilson Masalu Musene revised the death penalty passed against the said convicts aged between 40 -60 years whose …

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Justice and the power of mobs

COMMENT: By Bob Kasango The traditional court system must examine itself over the rise of courts of public opinion Each week in Uganda is eventful and a new word or phrase takes centre stage. Weeks back it was “bailout”, last week it was “cows and goats”, this week ended with “mobs …

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VIDEO: Judiciary sidelined – Chief Justice

VIDEO: The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has demanded for holistic support from government to address the judiciary’s grievances. This is after a report highlighting the state of the judiciary in Uganda indicated that many of the judiciary’s problems are not an illustration of a weak organ but an abandoned institution. The chief …

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Court-system gets new humane face

`Chicken thief’ can be both a literal description of a crime and a metaphor of petty crimes often involving poor people. Unfortunately, it is such petty crimes that clog the judicial system and congest prisons. In a judiciary that has fewer judges and magistrates and fewer and poorly distributed courts …

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Uganda gets 7 new High Court Judges, total now 50

Museveni says happy that the Power of the Judiciary has been restored Justices Ketrah  Kitariisibwa Katunguka, Moses Kazibwe  Kawumi, Bitature Mugenyi Anna, Oyuko Anthony Ojok, Stephen Mubiru, Suzan Okalany and Dr. Flavian  Zeija were today sworn in as High Court Judges. The seven new judges bring the total number of …

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KK: Born for the bar

INTERVIEW: Kiryowa Kiwanuka Nsumikambi Mugambe lives his dream In legal practice, the only thing you have is your name. Kiryowa Kiwanuka is a big name. At 43 years, he has had some of the highest profile cases even though he has been in private legal practice for only 15 years. …

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