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Judiciary ICT Strategy Launched

Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has today launched a 5-year ICT that will see most of the court activities automated to facilitate efficient delivery of justice. At the same occasion, the Judiciary also launched the Small Claims Procedure Annual Performance Report 2015/16, indicating a rise in court users' recoveries using this new justice innovation to Shs8 billion. The ICT Strategy would, among other things, ensure that court users who cannot appear…

Judiciary urges government to facilitate legal aid policy and law

The Judiciary has developed a robust Information and Communications Technology (ICT) strategy. It is expected that within the next three years, an e-justice will have been operationalized. Chief Justice Bart Katureebe revealed this on Friday while inaugurating the Legal Aid innovations conference at Hotel Africana in Kampala. Katureebe said it was imperative that the Government facilitates the development of a legal aid policy and law, adopts a-state-funded legal aid scheme…

Judiciary Suspends Industrial Action

The Judicial officers, who have been on strike since August 25, 2017 have resolved to return to work tomorrow (September 7, 2017). But the judicial officers under their umbrella the Uganda Judicial Officers Association (UJOA) have set a deadline of December 11, 2017 for government to meet all their demands, lest they resume industrial action. Judicial officers who include Judges at all levels of the High Court to the Supreme…

Statement by President ULS on Industrial Action by UJOA

DOWNLOAD STATEMENT On August 25th, 2017 members of the Uganda Judicial Officers Association commenced industrial action. This was triggered by the failure of the Executive branch of the State to heed to the demands of the association issued in July 2017 for improvement of their welfare and working conditions. The industrial action has paralyzed work in the courts throughout the country. Needless to mention, several suspects remain in police cells…