DPP launches victims, witness protection guidelines

KAMPALA. For lack of a proper legal framework to protect witnesses/victims of crime, the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), has launched guidelines for prosecutors to use as a temporary measure if they are to effectively combat crime in the country. The guidelines are meant to assist prosecutors to determine the witness protection perimeters and the scope of protection in absence of the legislation. “At the moment, as…

JLOS institutions nominated for the 2019 E-Gov Awards

KAMPALA - Several JLOS institutions have been nominated for the upcoming EGov (E-Government) awards to be held on June 27, 2019, at Speke Resort Munyonyo. The Egov awards, an initiative of the National Information and Technology Agency (NITA) seek to recognise Ministries, Departments and Agencies that have excelled in the provision of E-services to the public.The awards are also meant to create awareness about E-government programs and the role of…

UHRC Shines at the National Budget Exhibition Week

KOLOLO - The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) is one of the organizations under government MDAs which demonstrated excellent service during the three-day Service Excellence Exhibition in Kololo to the general public. The exhibition which run from Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th June 2019 saw the Commission’s hosed under stall number 29 under the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs village. The UHRC stall which was manned by six staff…

JLOS Pays Tribute to Outgoing First Secretary at the Netherlands Embassy

KAMPALA - The Justice, Law and Order Sector has paid glowing tribute to the outgoing First Secretary (Rule of Law / Political Affairs) at the Netherlands Embassy, Mr Theo Oltheten. Mr Oltheten, a veteran foreign service officer in the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be retiring after serving the final four years of his illustrious career in Uganda (since 2014). Theo, as he is fondly known, has worked closely…