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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…

Statement by the Minister on Strike by Judicial Officers

ISSUED: SEPT. 4 2017 // UGANDA MEDIA CENTRE Introduction As you are aware, Judicial Officers went into industrial action seeking for salary enhancement and improvement of their working conditions. Many other groups have also been agitating for salary enhancements. Government Interventions Since the Judicial Officers laid down their tools, high-level consultations have been carried out between the Executive, the Judiciary and the Judicial Service Commission to address concerns of the…