Change of attitudes enabling Gender-Based Violence to decline

GBV became the major obstacle to poverty reduction, and the drive to curb the spread of HIV and AIDS, according to the Ambassador of Ireland to Uganda William Carlos.When the government of Ireland embarked on providing support towards ending Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Busoga region in 2011, 70% of the women were found to have been victims. According to the 2006 Uganda Demographic Health Survey, the women had experienced…

ODPP Holds 4th Joan Kagezi Memorial Lecture

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Mr Mike Chibita, has assured the country that by next Joan Kagezi memorial lecture, her suspected killers will have been arrested. Justice Chibita said the State is in advanced stages of evidence gathering but added that he would not make further revelations. This was during the 4th Annual Joan Kagezi memorial lecture at Hotel Africana in Kampala held under the theme 'Courts not guns…

CJ Launches Video Conferencing System Linking Buganda Court to Luzira

KAMPALA - Chief Justice Bart Katureebe launched a video conferencing system Monday to help in expediting the handling of criminal cases at magisterial level while at the same time minimising the cost of transporting suspects.The new system, which links Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court and Luzira Maximum Prison Virtual Court, was launched at the former court. Since 2001, the Judiciary has been transforming its structures to adapt to new technology…

Judiciary Administration Bill on Track - Hon.Jacob Oboth Oboth

The Chairperson of Parliament's Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Hon.Jacob Oboth Oboth assured the Judiciary that the Administration of the Judiciary Bill is on track. "It is not true that the Administration of the Judiciary Bill has been rejected. Some members of the (NRM) Caucus just raised concerns about the bit to do with payment of 100 percent salary to retired judges," he said. "The good thing is that…