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OWINY DOLLO: No one should move 80km to access justice

Chief Justice moots for Grade One Magistrate in each Sub County Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny- Dollo wants each sub-county to have a Grade One Magistrate if the country is to realize equitable access to justice. Dollo says that it is unfortunate that the Judiciary …

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Why Male Mabirizi is always in court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Male Mabirizi Hassan Kiwanuka first shot to prominence in 2016 after he sued the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, following a directive by Buganda Land Board, the body that manages the Kingdom’s land to register all bibanja holders for them to get lease land …

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Justice Ssekaana warns lawyer Mabirizi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The head of High Court Civil Division Justice Musa Ssekaana has warned Kampala City Lawyer Male Mabirizi against filing similar cases and withdrawing them after rejecting the Judge they have been allocated to. In his letter dated June 10 2021, Ssekaana notes that Mabirizi filed a …

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Lawyers petition Constitutional Court on compulsory land acquisition

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of lawyers have petitioned the Constitutional Court challenging the actions of government to compulsorily acquire land from its citizens anywhere across the country for public utility  projects. Led by Daniel Omara and two civil society organizations, Advocates for Natural Resources and …

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THE INDEPENDENT: Ongwen victims wanted tougher sentence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Dominic Ongwen’s victims wanted tougher extension: But why were they mourning alone? THE LAST WORD The new religious crusade: How the Christian faith has influenced Western intrusions into other countries to promote democracy ANALYSIS …

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Owiny Dollo is new Chief Justice, Butera deputy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo the Chief Justice replacing Justice Bart Katureebe who recently retired upon clocking the mandatory age. The Chief Justice will be deputised by Justice Richard Butera. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Share on: WhatsApp

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Masaka city leaders demand new law for cities

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The interim leadership of Masaka city is pushing for specific laws to govern the operations of the newly created cities. In April, Parliament approved the creation of Masaka, Jinja, Arua, Mbarara, Mbale, Gulu and Fort Portal Cities. Others including Entebbe, Moroto, Nakasongola, Kabale and …

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Escalation of torture in lockdown

It is disconcerting that mechanisms for holding government agents accountable are usually not effective in Uganda COMMENT | Edward Serucaca Jnr | Amidst the fight against a new enemy, the coronavirus disease Covid-19, old foes are rearing their ugly heads. In mid-April, the Independent MP Francis Zaake of Mityana Municipality was wheeled …

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