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Court of Appeal to handle 30 cases in 4 days in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has commenced the hearing of 30 criminal cases at the seat of Gulu High Court in Gulu City. The session started on Monday and is expected to run until Thursday 30th of March.   It is being presided over by …

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Japan approves bill to raise age of consent from 13 to 16

Tokyo, Japan | Xinhua |  Japan’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill to amend the country’s Penal Code regarding the age of sexual consent and a range of sexual offense charges. According to the bill aimed to be passed during the current parliamentary session, the age of sexual consent in …

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Justice Kakuru passes on in Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT |  Constitutional Court Judge, Kenneth Kakuru is dead. According to reliable sources, Justice Kakuru breathed his last at Aga Khan Hospital in Kenya’s, capital Nairobi after losing the battle to cancer. “He has just passed away in Nairobi. He’s been too unwell,” said the source. Another source …

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Kabuleta trashes new Public Health Law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The president of the National Economic Empowerment Dialogue (NEED), Joseph Kabuleta said the new Public Health (Amendment) Act, 2022 infringes on the rights of Ugandans. The new law which was assented to on 8th February by President Yoweri Museveni gives the government through the Ministry …

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Constitutional court nullifies Idle and Disorderly law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitutional Court has nullified section 168 (1) (c and d) of the Penal Code Act that creates an offence commonly known as being Idle and disorderly. In a lead judgment written by Justice Fredrick Egonda Ntende, the five-judge panel held unanimously that the law …

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Law Council urged to throw out unethical lawyers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Principal Judge Dr. Flavian Zeija wants the Uganda Law Council a body charged with regulating the legal profession in the country to start suspending unethical lawyers forever especially those who want to exploit their clients. Zeija made the remarks while officiating as the …

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