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JLOS Transitional Justice Film Premieres in Kampala

KAMPALA -- The Sector has developed a draft national policy on transitional justice which is an affirmation of Government of Uganda’s (GoU) commitment to national reconciliation, peace and justice. It reflects the core objectives of the Government of Uganda of ending impunity and promoting justice and reconciliation as a necessary precursor to sustainable development. As part of its transitional justice initiatives, the Justice, Law and Order Sector has produced a…

President names new Judges

KAMPALA -- President Yoweri Museveni has named 28 new judges to fill vacant positions in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court.The appointments are subject to parliamentary approval and the names have been forwarded to the Speaker of Parliament for vetting.The appointments to the Court of Appeal include the Director of Public Prosecutions, Richard Butera, Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa (Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of academics at Makerere University)…

Tackling Case Backlog at the Law Council

The Law Council needs nine years to hear 865 cases pending against lawyers if no new cases were filed. This is impossible because complaints against lawyers are filed on a daily basis and the Law Council cannot sit to hear the complaints on a daily basis. There are many reasons why the Law Council cannot deal with the burgeoning backlog but key among them are the Rules of Procedure for…

Draft Law on Plea Bargaining to be reviewed

KAMPALA-- On 26th April 2013, the Hon. The Chief Justice constituted a task force chaired by Hon. Justice Y Bamwine – The Principal Judge, to review the draft law on plea-bargaining. The members of the task force are: Justice L Gidudu – Judiciary Ms. Harriet Lwabi – Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Mr. H P Adonyo - Judiciary Mr. P W Gadenya – JLOS Secretariat Mr. Okoth Ochola –…