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Judiciary Launches Audio-Visual Guidelines

KAMPALA - The Judiciary has launched the audio visual guidelines at the High Court in Kampala. The intervention will make it possible for courts to receive evidence by audio video link from witnesses who cannot appear in court due to infancy, old age, distance and costs. The Rules Committee has already approved a Practice Direction on Audio Visual Evidence to provide for taking of evidence by audio and video link…

JLOS and NEMA hold Environmental Justice Colloquium

On 14 September 2016, the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) in partnership with the Justice, Law and Order Sector organised a colloquium to engage on issues of access to environmental justice and compliance. Several actors in the Justice Law and Order Sector participated in this event that included: the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs (MoJCA); Judiciary; NGO Bureau – Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA); Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC);…

Police Unveils Mega Housing Project

The Uganda Police Force on Tuesday unveiled a 5-year project that will see thousands of housing accommodation units constructed in Naguru next to the Police headquarters in Naguru. According to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen. Kale Kayihura, construction of houses aimed at solving the problem of accommodation in the Uganda Police force. “Right now we have over 5000 habitable units all over the country whereas 4000 other units…

06 Uganda Start-ups in the Innovating Justice Awards Semis

Six (6) Ugandan innovation proposals have been shortlisted in the 2016 edition of HIIL innovating Justice awards for 2016. These are part of the 36 innovations selected by HiLL - 14 of which are from East Africa forming the biggest chuck of those who made it to this stage from the 05 participating regions (Southern Africa, Northern Africa, Middle East and Ukraine). According to a statement released by Connor Sattely…