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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…

JLOS Leadership approves new Sector Strategic Plan

The Justice, Law and Order Sector Leadership Committee during its meeting on August 29th 2017 chaired by the Chief Justice approved the new three year JLOS Strategic Development Plan (SDP IV). This development follows the expiry of the Third Strategic Development Plan (SIP III) that the sector has been implementing for the last five years (2012 – 2017). SDP IV (2017 – 2020) lays out a cohesive three-year strategic direction…

Appeals Court to mediate 61 appeals in a day

The Court of Appeal is set to handle at least 61 cases in a day through Appellate Mediation, the newest alternative dispute mechanism (ADR) in Uganda. Two justices of the Court – outgoing Deputy Chief Justice Steven B.K. Kavuma and Justice Geoffrey Kiryabwire, who heads the Appellate Court Mediation, – will on September 11 handle 31 cases and 30 cases, each, respectively. This will be the Court's maiden attempt at…

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…