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Big changes in Uganda’s judiciary

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Deputy Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny-Dollo has asked government to raise the retirement age of judges. He said this in a week in which major changes have been made to streamline the judiciary, with many younger judges actually being appointed to fill vacant positions. Owiny-Dollo …

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Construction of appellant courts launched

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Judiciary has launched the construction of both the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal at the High Court in Kampala.  The ground-breaking ceremony took place on Friday. Construction of the two courts will cost 63.9 billion shillings.  The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe said that …

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How Catalan protest tactics are inspired by Hong Kong

Madrid, Spain | AFP |  From blocking airports to using encrypted messaging apps, Catalan separatists demonstrating against the jailing of nine of their leaders are openly copying tactics devised by pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. Shortly after Spain’s Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine Catalan leaders to prison terms of up …

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UK MPs return after bombshell court ruling

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British MPs return to parliament on Wednesday following a momentous Supreme Court ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend the house was unlawful. The judgement has hit Johnson’s authority, prompting calls for his resignation and cast further doubt on his promise to pull …

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MPs task Attorney General on Supreme Court recommendations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee has directed Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana to present reforms that were recommended by the Supreme Court since 2001. The Committee Chairperson Markson Jacob Oboth-Oboth made the directive on Tuesday during an interface with Mwesigwa who appeared alongside Justice …

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Electoral reforms: Gov’t skipped Supreme court recommendations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Forum has asked Government to use the existing time to present the electoral reforms as recommended by the Supreme Court. The NGO forum was commenting on the Electoral Reforms tabled by Government before parliament. On Thursday, Government tabled five …

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