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HiiL to hold an innovation boostcamp in Kampala

HiiL is delighted to invite the general public to the Innovating Justice Boostcamp taking place in Kampala on the 8th of September 2017! This event will highlight this year’s semi-finalists in the Innovating Justice Challenge 2017. The pitch fest will take place during the Legal Aid Innovations Conference, which is organized in partnership with BarefootLaw, LASPNET and DGF. DOWNLOAD INVITATION

Chief Justice Commissions new LDC Auditorium

KAMPALA - The Chief Justice Hon. Justice Bart Katurebe this morning officially opened a new auditorium at the Law Development Centre. Present at this function were stakeholders from the Justice, Law and Order Sector and development partners led by the Netherlands Ambassador to Uganda. H.E Henk Jan Bakker. The idea of an auditorium at LDC was hatched in the 2007/2008 financial year. Construction was funded by the Government of Uganda…

Judiciary: Court vacation is not leave for Judicial Officers

The Judiciary has responded to Daily Monitor’s editorial on July 19 2017 on page 16 titled: “Judiciary should abolish vacation for its officers”. In a press release issued by the recently appointed Public Relations Officer H.W Vincent Emmy Mugabo and circulated to the media on July 20 2017, the Judiciary characterized the content of the editorial as “misleading”. “The Editorial is not only misleading, but it is devoid of basic…

Family Justice Report: Towards better Family Justice in Uganda

In May 2017, HiiL launched their latest Justice Data Report on Family Justice in Uganda. This was done at a workshop hosted by the Swedish Embassy in Kampala. The launch was accompanied by the attendance of representatives from the key actors from the justice system who are concerned with family justice, including the JLOS secretariat, the National Police, the Judiciary, DGF, LASPNET, IDLO and the Law Reform Commission. The full…