JLOS Pays Tribute to Outgoing First Secretary at the Netherlands Embassy

KAMPALA - The Justice, Law and Order Sector has paid glowing tribute to the outgoing First Secretary (Rule of Law / Political Affairs) at the Netherlands Embassy, Mr Theo Oltheten. Mr Oltheten, a veteran foreign service officer in the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be retiring after serving the final four years of his illustrious career in Uganda (since 2014). Theo, as he is fondly known, has worked closely…

How Uganda built best prison service in Africa

The Uganda Prisons Service has reformed over the years and has won praise for the best correctional system for prisoners in Africa. Canon Dr. Johnson Byabashaija, the Commissioner General of Prisons spoke to The Independent Magazine's Ronald Musoke about running a human-rights based correctional service. READ FULL INTERVIEW Published: May 22, 2 019

SGBV Pilot Project Report Card

They say justice delayed is justice denied and this was being experienced by victims of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). To address the issue, the Government through the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) with the support of the UNFPA recently carried out special court sessions with the objective of fast-tracking the disposal of SGBV cases and improving the experience of the victims in the justice system in the pilot…

HiiL to undertake Justice innovation fast track training

The Hague Institute for the innovation of Law (HiiL) is offering a free 6-week intensive training course for the most promising entrepreneurs and innovation teams based in Kampala. "We are looking for ideas and solutions that address access to justice challenges in Uganda, in particular, those addressing Land Justice. Submissions from institutions of the Justice, Law and Order Sector and legal fraternity are highly encouraged", a statement from HiiL reads.…