Understanding the National Legal Aid Bill, 2019

Introduction An Act to consolidate, update, and modernize the law on legal aid in Uganda; to codify Government’s obligation in relation to the provision of legal aid to indigent or vulnerable persons; to create Justice Centres Uganda and designate them as the government agency responsible for providing legal aid on behalf of Government; repeal the…

January 27, 2021
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Court cancels the directives of the Media Council of Uganda on grounds of irregularity

CASE: Editors Guild Uganda Limited & Centre for Public Interest Law Limited V Attorney General Miscellaneous Cause No. 400 Of 2020 Facts: On 10th and 20th December 2020, the Media Council of Uganda issued press statements with directives on “Guidelines for Media Council of Uganda Accreditation of Journalists for Coverage of 2021 Election and Other State Events”….

January 19, 2021
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An administrator is under an obligation to act in good faith because she /he holds a noble and onerous duty says Her Lordship Catherine Bamugemereire.

Being an Administrator is a noble and onerous duty an administrator holds, and they are under a duty to always act in good faith and to give account to the beneficiaries of the estate and the Court. This was stated by Her Lordship Catherine Bamugemereire in a High Court Civil Suit No. 27 of 2011(High…

December 15, 2020
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Failure to grant an injunction might comprise the applicant’s ability to assert their claimed rights over land.

High Court: Mugumya Brian (suing as the Administrator of the Estate of the Late Regina Katahirima) v Deox Tibeingana and Others (Miscellaneous Application No. 1304 of 2020) before Hon Justice Alexandra Nkonge Rugadya The applicants were seeking an order restraining the respondents from evicting the applicant, his caretakers, agents and employees from the building situated…

December 3, 2020
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A decree is not only personal but binds the assignees or representative of the judgment debtor and is enforced in rem says Justice Henrietta Walayo in the case of Dr Simon Sentumbwe v Nicholas Golooba, (Miscellaneous Application No. 639 Of 2019) [2020]

UGHCEBD 3 (September 1 2020); before Hon. Lady Justice Henrietta Wolayo Gulooba sued Patrick Sentongo for trespass upon a road reserve and encroachment on his property comprised in Kyadondo Block 23 Plot 777 at Lukuli. The court, in that case, determined that Patrick Sentongo had encroached on the road reserve and ordered him to compensate…

December 3, 2020
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Government is responsible for providing maternal health care services to uphold the right to health says Justice Cheborion Barishaki in the case of Center for Health, Human Rights & Development & 3 Others V Attorney General, Constitutional Petition No.16 of 2011

CORAM; HON. JUSTICE CHEBORION BARISHAKI, Judgement delivered on the 19th of August 2020. This was a petition which challenged governments omission to adequately provide basic maternal health care services in public facilities as a violation of the right to health and that it is inconsistent with and in contravention of the constitution. The respondent argued…

December 3, 2020
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It is unconstitutional for Parliament to use its powers to enact legislation which has been prohibited by the Judiciary

Says Justice Cheborion in the case of Human Rights Network Uganda & 4 Others V Attorney General, Constitutional Petition No.56 Of 2013 in the Constitutional Court of Uganda at Kampala. CORAM; HON. JUSTICE CHEBORION BARISHAKI, Judgment delivered on the 26th of March 2020. This petition was brought under Article 137 of the Constitution of the…

October 5, 2020
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What you need to know about the Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Act, 2017

Objective An Act to amend the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2013, to harmonise the definitions used in the Act; to provide for the carrying out of risk assessments by accountable persons; to provide for the identification of customers and clients of accountable persons; to provide for procedures relating to suspicious transactions; to harmonise the record-keeping requirements…

September 28, 2020
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Press Statement: The High Court Invalidates the Electricity (Establishment and Management of the Rural Electrification Fund) Instrument, S.I. No. 62 Of 2020

For Immediate Release: 25th September, 2020  Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) welcomes the decision of the High Court of Uganda, Civil Division which invalidates the Electricity (Establishment and Management of the Rural Electrification Fund) Instrument, S.I. No. 62 of 2020. In May 2020, the Center for Public Interest Law (CEPIL), a public interest organization…

September 25, 2020
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A guardianship order with the management of a child’s property ought to be motivated by the overriding requirements pertaining to the child’s best interests, says Justice Stephen Mubiru

In the case of in the matter of an application by Wandera (Family and Children Cause No. 0004 of 2017). Before the Family Court: Guardianship with the management of the child’s property, the applicant must meet additional requirements; – he should be capable of taking control over the child’s real and personal estate and make…

September 24, 2020
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