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Human rights tribunal to resume operations next year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The tribunal of the Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC shall resume operations in January 2022, the commission chairperson Mariam Wangadya has revealed. Speaking at the sidelines of the launch of the 2019 and 2020 Commission annual reports on Monday at Sheraton Hotel Kampala, the Mariam Wangadya …

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84.4% of courts lack prosecutors – DPP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecutions Jane Frances Abodo has decried the high levels of understaffing in her office saying that currently, at least 201 out of the 238 operational courts do not have prosecutors. This amounts to 84.4 percent of the courts lacking a prosecutor, …

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Relatives of November riot victims demand for justice a year later

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Relatives of people who were killed in the November 18-19 riots are still asking for justice one year later. Speaking at a memorial service organized by the National Unity Platform-NUP in Kampala, relatives and politicians alike said although President Yoweri Museveni promised to hold to …

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Families of arrested NUP members in Kasese call for justice

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The families of the National Unity Platform-NUP members who were arrested in Kasese district last week are demanding for justice. The five members Bryan Basisa, the NUP Kasese district chairperson, Geoffrey Bwambale, the NUP coordinator for Bundibugyo, and Atanazio Isanat from Ntoroko district. Others are Isaac …

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Judiciary launches electronic system to improve delivery of justice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The judiciary has launched an Electronic Court Case Management Information System-ECCMIS. The system once rolled out at the beginning of the new Law Year, 2022, is expected to reduce contact between the litigating public and court staff, a move that is expected to curb corruption. …

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Kabaka calls upon leaders to uphold justice, respect human rights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has called for equitable distribution of resources for Uganda to move forward. The Kabaka was presiding over the kingdom’s day of community service, also known as Bulungibwansi at his Mengo palace on the eve of Uganda’s 59th Independence …

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Chief Justice warns human rights commissioners against favoritism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has advised the newly appointed Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC chairperson, Mariam Wangadya, to dispense justice to all Ugandans without favoritism. Owiny-Dollo made the remarks on Wednesday evening while presiding over the swearing in of the newly appointed five members of …

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Katikkiro Mayiga calls for maintaining of court bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has called for the maintenance of court bail as a way of ensuring that justice and the rule of law prevail. The Katikkiro made the call at Bulange Mengo where Buganda loyalists from Buddu County in greater Masaka …

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Argentines march for ‘justice’ over Diego Maradona death

An expert panel in Argentina is investigating whether medical negligence contributed to football icon’s death last year Buenos Aires, Argentina | Xinhua | Argentines marched through the streets of Buenos Aires on Wednesday to demand justice for the death of Diego Maradona amid allegations of medical negligence. Hundreds of football fans, …

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