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Sentencing Guidelines Signed into Law

KAMPALA -- The Chief Justice signed into law Sentencing Guidelines on Friday April 26, 2013. Sentencing in Uganda has previously been described as erratic, unscientific and uncertain with no shortage of complaints of why sentences are too soft, harsh or why the poor receive disproportionately higher sentences than the rich. Individual judicial officers have often described sentencing as one of the most difficult aspects of adjudication because of limited guidance…

NUFFIC Short Film on Training of Lawyers at LDC in Uganda

NUFFIC and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2012 initiated a project to picture concrete results and impacts of the capacity building programmes - NPT and NICHE and the Netherlands fellowship programme (NFP) as well. Through this project, short films are being produced that show experiences in different countries with the programmes. WATCH the film on training of lawyers at LDC (Uganda) on YouTubeYou can also take some time…

Netherlands Commends JLOS as a Vehicle for Reforming Justice in Uganda

KAMPALA -- On April 9, 2013, the Justice Law and Order Sector was privileged to host Mr. Christiaan Rebergen the Deputy Director General , International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, Netherlands and Mr. Martin Koper, the Director Africa Region. The visitors were accompanied by Alphon Hennekens the Netherlands Ambassador to Uganda, Ms. Marielle Geraedts, the Deputy Head of Mission at the Netherlands Embassy in Uganda and…

Announcement: Release of DCC Operational Funds

The Solicitor General informs the Resident Judges, Chief Magistrates, Magistrates, District Chain Linked Committee (DCC) Chairpersons and DCC members that the JLOS secretariat released funds as per schedule below to facilitate DCC operations in your district/magisterial area for the months of March –June 2013 in line with the approved model work plan. The funds have been credited to the approved accounts that were provided by the DCCs to the JLOS…