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UHRC Chairperson to head OIC Human Rights Body

#DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE KAMPALA - The Chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission Mr. Med S.K Kaggwa was on Wednesday 30th November 2016 unanimously elected as the next Chairperson of the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) with effect from January 2017. The one year mandate was handed over to Mr. Kaggwa during the 10th Regular Session of the Independent Permanent Human Rights…

Cost Benefit Analysis of the Legal Aid Policy

[DOWNLOAD REPORT] This study was commissioned by the Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET) and was funded by Democratic Governance Facility (DGF). It assesses the costs and benefits of implementing the national legal aid policy and is partly an analysis of what needs to be done to establish a publicly funded national legal aid scheme. The report is underpinned by significant contributions, including previous studies examining issues of legal aid…

High Court Judges Transferred

[DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE] KAMPALA: High Court Judge, Wilson Masalu Musene, who has been head of Criminal Division has been transferred to the new High Court Circuit in Mpigi. The Principal Judge, Dr Yorokamu Bamwine, in an Administrative Circular on November 29, also transferred Justice John Wilson Kwesiga as head of High Court Land Division to now head the Criminal Division. Justice Dr. Andrew Bashaija who has been deputising Justice Kwesiga…

Rugunda: Judiciary integral to 2020 Middle Income Vision

MUNYONYO - The Prime Minister, Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda on November 1 2016 opened the 13th East African Magistrates and Judges Conference (EAMJA) at Speke Resort Munyonyo. This conference is being hosted by the Uganda Judicial Officers Association (UJOA) under the auspices of the Judiciary in partnership with the Justice, Law and Order Sector. The three day conference is running under the theme: "Transformation of Judiciaries in East Africa for Improved…