DPP opens the 3rd meeting of the Judicial  Cooperation Network of the ICGLR

Uganda's DPP Justice Mike Chibita has today welcomed DPPs, Prosecutors General and Directors of Investigation authorities from the Great Lakes Region, experts from the UN and Civil society organisations to the 3rd meeting of the Judicial Cooperation Network of the Great Lakes hosted at Speke Resort Munyonyo. Also in attendance are prosecutors and focal points of the Network appointed by the Governments of Angola, Burundi, CAR, DRC, Congo, Kenya, Sudan,…

Kitalya Mini Max Prison: A Game-Changer in the Making

About 55km northwest of Kampala CBD lies Kitalya – a quiet village located in Busunju County Wakiso district. Amid Kitalya’s cascading plains and sprawling green is a towering 5-acre prison facility under construction and this is a prison project like no other. Welcome to Kitalya Mini-Max Prison. Today a team from the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) led by Dr. Johnson Byabashaija, the Prisons Service Commissioner General visited the…

IGP Commends Police, Public Partnership

The Inspector General of Police, John Martins Okoth Ochola has today commended cooperation between Uganda Police Force and its stakeholders in the fight against crime. Mr. Okoth Ochola was speaking at a ceremony where he received a building renovated by Mehta Group of Companies and Action Centre that was constructed by Makerere University Walter Reed Project. The Action Center houses offices of Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Child and…

Chief Justice: Prioritize aspects of access to justice for refugees and IDPs

The Chief Justice, Hon. Justice Bart M. Katureebe has called for increased access to justice for vulnerable communities – specifically refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). In a paper titled “Forced Displacement: Legal protection and development” presented at a World Bank forum in Washington, DC, Justice Katureebe said that issues of refugees should be viewed as a global challenge that merit holistic resource allocation to tackle among other needs aspects…