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Appeals Court to mediate 61 appeals in a day

The Court of Appeal is set to handle at least 61 cases in a day through Appellate Mediation, the newest alternative dispute mechanism (ADR) in Uganda. Two justices of the Court – outgoing Deputy Chief Justice Steven B.K. Kavuma and Justice Geoffrey Kiryabwire, who heads the Appellate Court Mediation, – will on September 11 handle 31 cases and 30 cases, each, respectively. This will be the Court's maiden attempt at…

LASPNET to hold Legal Aid Innovations Conference

The Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET) in collaboration with Barefoot Law and with support from the Democratic Governance Facility will this week hold the first ever legal aid innovations conference from September 7-8, 2017 at Hotel Africana. The conference is aimed at providing a platform to showcase innovations in legal aid service provision. The Hon. Chief Justice is expected to officially open the conference. The innovations conference will also…

Owinyi-Dollo appointed Deputy Chief Justice

President Yoweri Museveni has named Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo of the Court of Appeal as the new Deputy Chief Justice, replacing Justice Steven Kavuma. The President also named Justice Richard Buteera and Justice Paul Magamba, also of the Court of Appeal, for evaluation to the Supreme Court, according to reliable sources in the Judiciary. Sources said the names of Owiny-Dollo, Buteera and Mugamba were forwarded to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca…

Justice Aweri appointed new Chief Inspector of Courts

KAMPALA - The Judiciary has named Supreme Court judge , the new Chief Inspector of Courts on a three-year term contract. Justice Opio-Aweri replaces former Justice Augustine Sebutino Nshimye, who retired in March after clocking the mandatory age of 70. Justice Nshimye had been the first inspector of courts though his reign lasted for only one year before retiring. Chief Justice Bart Katureebe in an instrument of appointment dated August…