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…

Irish Aid Fellowship Training Program opportunities for 2019/2020 Announced

The Embassy of Ireland has announced Irish Aid Fellowship Training Program (IAFTP) opportunities for 2019/2020. The IFTP funds a number of scholarships for study at Masters Level in the Republic of Ireland offered in Irish universities. Justice, Law and Order Sector member institutions are beneficiaries of the IFTP with special consideration given to applicants working in disadvantaged regions. Females are highly encouraged to apply. The deadline for submission of applications…

JLOS Pilot Project to fast-track the disposal of SGBV Cases: Sensitization and Awareness Drive

The Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) has commenced a radio sensitization campaign to create countrywide awareness for the planned pilot Special Court Sessions targeting Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) cases over the course of five weeks. The initiative, which is supported by the United Nations Population Fund, is part of Government of Uganda's commitment to implement the Maputo Protocol and Kampala Declaration of 2011. The sensitization campaign is…