EU delegation meets JLOS top brass over accountability

KAMPALA - Development partners and the top leadership of the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) in Uganda have held a high-level policy dialogue to discuss the developments and challenges in delivering justice and rule of law in the country. The head of the European Union (EU) delegation to Uganda, Ambassador Attilio Pacifici, chair of the Development Partners Group (DPG) of JLOS hosted the policy dialogue at his residence in…

Chief Justice Names Taskforce on Corruption

KAMPALA - The Chief Justice, Bart M. Katureebe, has set up a six-member Taskforce, headed by the Inspector of Courts, Ms. Immaculate Busingye, to investigate allegations of corruption in the Judiciary. According to the Office Instruction No. 4 of 2019 dated July 30, 2019, the Taskforce was tasked to commence business with immediate effect – and would report back to the Chief Justice within 60 days. “Interface with the investigations…

SPECIAL REPORT: The National Transitional Justice Policy

The National Transitional Justice Policy is an overreaching framework of the Government of Uganda (GoU); designed to address justice, accountability and reconciliation needs of post-conflict Uganda. The Policy, provides a holistic intervention to achieving lasting peace in a country whose history has until recently, been marred by political and constitutional instability. A combination of justice mechanisms is proposed in the Policy. It, therefore, marks a major milestone in the history…

Cabinet Approves National Transitional Justice Policy

KAMPALA - Government has approved the National Transitional Justice Policy whose objective is to address the gaps in the formal justice system for post conflict situations.The TJ policy is also aimed at formalizing the use of the traditional justice mechanism in post conflict situations and to also addressing gaps in the current amnesty process. While announcing this development, Mr. Ofwono Opondo the executive director of Uganda Media Centre, told reporters…