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ICD Statement on the progress of the Thomas Kwoyelo Trial

This statement made by the International War Crimes Division (ICD) Registry is to notify the public and concerned stakeholders of the activities of the ICD surrounding the trial of Uganda versus Thomas Kwoyelo. 1. The Supreme Court of Uganda ruled on the 08/05/2015 that the trial of Thomas Kwoyelo was constitutional and should continue. The Supreme Court concluded that the Amnesty Act does not grant blanket amnesty to all crimes…

Ruhindi hands over Attorney General's Office

Hon. Fredrick Ruhindi yesterday handed over the office of the Attorney General to Hon. William Byaruhanga following the latter's appointment by his H.E the President in a new cabinet announced on June 6 2016. Hon. Ruhindi was appointed as attorney General last year in a cabinet reshuffle replacing Hon. Peter Nyombi. During the handover ceremony held at the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs boardroom, the Ag. Solicitor General Ms…

Call for Justice Innovations (Deadline June 30 2016)

Are you a justice entrepreneur with an innovative idea that can truly bring access to justice to SMEs and/or families? Then submit your innovation right away! This year, HiiL has launched two competition-challenges around two thematic issues – SME Empowerment and Family Justice. The unique approach that we adopt is to understand from the bottom-up what legal and justice issues people face today. This is why we have gathered data…

mSME Garage: Driving Technology innovations in Legal Services

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) play a vital role in the development of the Ugandan economy. MSMEs collectively constitute about 90% of private sector production and employ over 2,5 million people. The results of a recent survey carried out with over 1800 MSMEs in Uganda highlighted that one fifth of MSMEs have not registered, and three quarters do not have a tax identification number (NATHAN, FSD & TNS, 2015…