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Justice Kavuma assures the public on election petitions

Uganda’s Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma has assured that public that the Court of Appeal is committed to hear and conclude all the over 140 election appeals within the stipulated time frame of six months. Kavuma, who is the head of the Court of Appeal, says the court has sufficient funds and ten justices, …

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Museveni warns judges on ‘irresponsible decisions’

President Yoweri Museveni has cautioned Ugandan judicial officers against making irresponsible decisions which affect communities and the development of the country’s economy. Museveni said this as he closed the 13th annual East African Magistrates and Judges Association conference at the Commonwealth Speke Resort- Munyonyo in Kampala on Thursday. The three-day conference …

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Kagaba wants 700 judicial officials punished for misconduct

The Executive Director of Uganda’s Anti-Corruption Coalition Cissy Kagaba has demanded that the Judicial Service Commission takes punitive measures against over 700 judicial officers dragged to them for misconduct and unfairness in the past two years. Kagaba was speaking during the release of a report on errant judicial officers at Grand Imperial …

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VIDEO: Judiciary with new sentencing guidelines

VIDEO: Chief Justice Bart.M Katureebe has launched the sentencing guidelines committee intended to address the predicament judicial officers find themselves in while dispensing justice. The committee which will be headed by Principal Judge Jorakamu Bamwine, will among other tasks draw guidelines of sentencing, establish a research, monitoring and development program on sentences …

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High Court to hear bail appeals of Kabaziguruka, 49 others

The High Court in Kampala has opened a five-day special criminal session for 50 capital offenders seeking to be released on bail pending trial. Among the suspects is  jailed Nakawa Municipality MP Michael Kabaziguruka  who is facing  treachery charges before the army court. He is set to appear before Justice Yasin Nyanzi  on Thursday …

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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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