President Museveni Opens 21st Annual Judges Conference

KAMPALA - H.E President Yoweri K. Museveni today opened the 21st edition of the Annual Judges Conference at Kampala Serena Hotel. The President also launched several innovations such as electronic payment of court fees, online legal research solutions and client feedback platforms all aimed at enhancing the performance of the Judiciary and increased access to justice. This year's Judges conference is being held under the theme: "Judicial Ethics and integrity:…

IGP Launches National Command Centre for CCTV

The Inspector General of Police J.M Okoth Ochola has today launched the National Command and ICT Research and Innovation Centres, a structure under the CCTV Project. “The command center structure is the heart of C4I that is, command, control, communication, coordination and intelligence for Uganda Police Force in cooperation with sister security agencies. It is where the videos, data and voice of the CCTV and other systems will be monitored…

OPINION: JLOS offers day-to-day justice needs for ordinary people

The Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) has been at the forefront of reforming Uganda’s justice system since its inception in 1999. Nineteen years on, the achievements, milestones and success stories are visible, challenges notwithstanding. From reforms in commercial justice to the good legislative and policy environment, unprecedented infrastructure development (construction of numerous justice centres across the country) to award-winning innovations and initiatives (small claims procedures, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms,…

Supreme Court starts hearing age limit appeal case

The Supreme Court in Kampala today morning began hearing an appeal challenging the upholding of the amendment of the lower and upper age limit in the Constitution. A group of three parties including the Uganda Law Society, lawyer Male Mabirizi and 11 MPs led by Winnie Kiiza are challenging the judgment by the Constitutional Court that okayed the removal of presidential age limit from the Constitution. A panel of 7…