The Public Health (Control Of COVID-19) Rules, 2020

Statutory Instrument No.52 Of 2020 The rules place a responsibility upon every owner, person in charge of, or occupier of premised, and every employer and head of a household, who becomes aware that any person who is residing on his or her premises, employee is suffering from COVID-19 to immediately notify a medical officer or…

April 8, 2020
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Justice Ssekana Musa defines what amounts to defamation in the case of Best Kemigisha V Red Pepper Publications Ltd

Civil Suit No.162 Of 2012. The Judgment Was Delivered On 13th March 2020 This case discusses what amounts to defamation. On the 24th May, 24th May and 6th June 2012, the defendant published a front-page headline stories in its publication, The Red Pepper, entitled “Tooro Queen Mother Arrested in USA” “Queen Mother still missing” and…

April 8, 2020
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Constitutional Court judgement stops government from entering into transactions without an act of Parliament

LEGAL BRAINS TRUST V HASSAN BASSAJABALABA & 19 OTHERS CONSTITUTIONAL PETITION NO 04 OF 2012. CORAM: Hon. Justice Kenneth Kakuru, Hon Justice Geoffrey Kiryabwire, Hon Lady Justice Elizabeth Musoke, Hon Justice Cheborion Barishaki, Hon. Justice Stephen Musota. The judgment was delivered on 24th March 2020. Brief Facts. The petitioner, Legal Brains Trust Ltd, a Civil…

April 8, 2020
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Constitutional Court finds section 8 of the Public Order Management Act 2013 Unconstitutional

HUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK UGANDA & 6 ORS VS ATTORNEY GENERAL Constitutional Court of Uganda Coram: Hon. Mr. Justice Kenneth Kakuru, JA/JCC, Hon. Mr. Justice Geoffrey Kiryabwire, JA/JCC Hon. Lady Justice Elizabeth Musoke, JA/JCC Hon. Mr. Justice Cheborion Barishaki, JA/JCC Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen Musota. JA/JCC CITATION: Human Rights Network Uganda & 6 Others vs Attorney…

April 8, 2020
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Freedom of Liberty and Expression as discussed in the case of Dr. Stella Nyanzi V Attorney General

The applicant moved court under Article 50 of the Constitution and Rule 3 of 2008 Judicature(Fundamental Rights& Freedoms) Enforcement Procedure Rules for a declaration that the following actions of the Respondent’s officers threatened to infringe and continue to infringe the fundamental human rights and her children; Secretly placing the applicant’s name under the no fly…

March 13, 2020
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Understanding the grounds for granting bail basing on the seriousness of the offence committed

In the case of  AHAMAD SSEBUWUFU V UGANDA HIGH COURT OF UGANDA AT KAMPALA, INTERNATIONAL CRIMES DIVISION HCT-00-ICD-0021-2019; Hon. Dr. Justice Henry Peter Adonyo in his judgement delivered on the 8th January, 2020. This is a case of bail application whereby on September 15, 2018, the Applicant was arrested from his work place by intelligence…

March 13, 2020
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The Kyabazinga Of Busoga V Ligwewo Richard In The High Court Of Uganda At Jinja Miscellaneous Application No.215 Of 2017.

CORAM; Her Lordship Eva.k. Luswata, in defining what a legal entity is, delivered judgment on the 3rd day of December 2019. This was a case where the employees of the Busoga kingdom complained about their payments and got into a Consent Judgment with the kingdom. The kingdom later defaulted on payment thus this case. It…

March 13, 2020
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The existence of an arbitrary act is one of the essential ingredients that have for the offence of abuse of office says the Court of Appeal

In the case of OKORI HENRY OKUMU & 2 OTHERS V UGANDA, CRIMINAL APPEAL NO.013 OF 2017 IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF UGANDA AT KAMPALA. CORAM; HON JUSTICE ALFONSE OWINY –DOLLO DCJ, ELIZABETH MUSOKE & PERCY NIGHT TUHAISE, judgement delivered on the 20th day of February, 2020. This was an Appeal from the decision…

March 13, 2020
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An application for stay of execution will only be considered in exceptional circumstances says the Supreme Court

In the case of MICHAEL MABIKE V LAW DEVELOPMENT CENTER IN THE SUPREME COURT OF UGANDA AT KAMPALA, MISC.APP NO.16 OF 2015. CORAM; HON JUSTICE KISAAKYE, MWANGUSYA, OPIO AWERI & MWONDHA, judgement delivered on the 9thJanuary 2020. This was a second Appeal where the Applicant applied for stay of execution and application for additional evidence…

March 13, 2020
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Justices of the Court of Appeal discuss the sentencing guidelines in relation to the years the convict has spent on remand

OKELLO DENIS V UGANDA IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF UGANDA SITTING AT GULU, CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 95 OF 2016. The Hon. Justices of the Court of Appeal in their judgment delivered on the 15th day of January 2020 discuss the sentencing guidelines in relation to the years the convict has spent on remand. CORAM;…

March 13, 2020
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