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Supreme Court upholds decision to ban midterm elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Constitutional Court banning midterm elections on grounds that it is illegal. This was in a majority decision of five Justices against two delivered on Thursday by the Supreme Court Registrar Harriet Ssali Lukwago on behalf of …

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Supreme Court seeks written submissions to decide Small Claims case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court in Kampala has ordered for written submissions in the case in which the Attorney General wants an interim injunction halting the implementation of a decision by the Constitutional Court allowing lawyers to participate in Small Claims. Small Claims are cases whose …

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Supreme Court upholds Kato Kajubi’s life sentence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has upheld the life sentence handed to businessman Godfrey Kato Kajubi for masterminding the ritual murder of a 12-year-old boy, Joseph Kasirye. In 2012, the then Masaka High Court Judge Mike Chibita convicted Kasirye for masterminding the ritual sacrifice of Kasirye. He …

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Courts advised against declaring runners-up as winners of elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two weeks into the hearing of election petitions, the courts have been advised against declaring runners-up, who successfully challenged the elections of their opponents as winners without going back for by-elections. Supreme Court Justice Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza and Makerere University law lecturer, Dr Busingye …

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Supreme Court halts implementation of orders in Kabaziguruka’s case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has stopped the implementation of orders of the Constitutional Court which among others, barred civilians from being prosecuted before the General Court Martial. The Constitutional Court had ordered that the files for all civilians facing trial before the General Court Martial be transferred …

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