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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…

CJ Katureebe addresses African Leadership Forum

JO'BURG - Leaders who offer themselves for elective politics must have the humility to respect the voters that put them into power, the Chief Justice said at an international Leadership Forum. Justice Bart Katureebe, on Thursday called for the “respect for the rights of the citizens and indeed for rule of law should not be done to please Western powers but because the citizens deserve it”. The Chief Justice is…