Court of Appeal discusses the mitigating factors when passing a sentence in the case of Wamusonze Wilson V Uganda

Uganda (Criminal Appeal No. 319 of 20100 [20019] UGCA 178. The Justices of the Court of Appeal JJA Elizabeth Musoke, Hellen Obura, Ezekeil Muhanguzi in their judgment delivered on the 25thJune 2019 discuss mitigating factors before passing a sentence. It was an appeal arising from the decision of the High Court at Kampala in criminal…

July 15, 2019
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Leading Adaptively

Every organization is confronted with persistent, recurring problems. And most often, such fall back on obvious solutions such as applying new technologies, recruiting experts or improving (communication) processes.  This is how most organizations waste time and resources solving the problem wrongly. Usually, organizations solve technical problems with adaptive resources and adaptive problems with technical resources…

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Understanding The Minimum Wage Law In Uganda

The International Labour Organization has defined the minimum wage as the minimum sum payable to a worker for work performed or services rendered, within a given period, whether calculated on the basis of time or output, which may not be reduced either by individual or collective agreement, which is guaranteed by law and which may…

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Understanding The Succession (Amendment) Bill 2018

POLICY AND PRINCIPLES UNDERLYING THE BILL The object of the bill is to amend the succession Act cap 162 and bring it in conformity with the constitution of Uganda especially providing for gender equality. This follows various constitutional court pronouncements challenging some provisions of the existing law on succession for instance the constitutional petition in…

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Understanding Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative dispute resolution also known as ADR is a process involving mechanisms through which civil disputes may be resolved without necessarily going through the adversarial nature of litigation. This may either be contractual or statutory. Some of these mechanisms include; negotiations, arbitration, mediation, compensation, conciliation, dispute review boards, expert determination, adjudication and others. The applicability…

July 15, 2019
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Living apart, not as members of the same household does not amount to separation says the justices of the supreme court

In the case of Elizabeth Nalumansi Wamala v Jolly Kasande and three others before the supreme court of Uganda. CORAM: KATUREEBE, C.J, ARACH- AMOKO, MWANGUSYA, BUTEERA, JJSC, NSIIMYE, Ag JSC The applicant Elizabeth Nalumansi Wamala was married to the deceased in 1993 in the United Kingdom, but the deceased was deported from the United Kingdom…

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A suit that does not disclose a cause of action is unsustainable in court says the Court of Appeal

In the case of Limur Livestock Co. Ltd V Okongo Joseph & Others Civil Appeal No. 131 OF 2012; in their judgment delivered on the 27th day of March 2019 CORAM; HON MR JUSTICE; KENNETH KAKURU. GEOFFREY KIRYABWIRE & CHRISTOPHER MADRAMA This was an appeal to the Court of Appeal from the High Court Judgement of…

July 15, 2019
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The court of appeal discusses neglect of duty and whether it is a strict liability offence in the case of Mugisha V Uganda (Criminal Appeal No. 104 of 2011)

CORAM: JJA CHEBORION BARISHAKI, HELLEN OBURA , STEVEN MUSOTA This case was decided on 17th June 2019 in the Court of Appeal. This case discusses neglect of duty and whether it is a strict liability offence. This was an appeal against conviction and sentence of the high court under the anti- corruption division at kampala…

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On second appeal, court is only concerned with matters of law and not matters of fact or mixed law and fact

“On second appeal, court is only concerned with matters of law and not matters of fact or mixed law and fact” say justices in the Court of Appeal in the appeal judgment in the case of Ernest Enzama v Uganda on the 25thof June 2019 arising from Criminal Appeal No.0323 of 2015. CORAM; MUSOKE ELIZABETH,…

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The period a convict spent in lawful custody for the offence before completion of his trial shall be taken into account when sentencing

When sentencing, the period a convict spent in lawful custody in respect of the offence before completion of his trial shall be taken into account in imposing the term of imprisonment says the justices in the Court of Appeal in the appeal judgment of the case of Sebandeke Abdu v Ugandaon the 20thof June 2019 arising…

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