Closing Space For Civil Society And The Media In Uganda Forging A Collaborative Response (A High Level Dialogue Convened By CEPIL)

On Wednesday 24th July, we organised a high-level dialogue on “Closing Space for civil society and the media in Uganda; forging a collaborative response.” This was after we noticed the trend of closing civic space in the three East African Countries characterised by increasing impunity. This has been evidenced by repressive tactics perpetrated by state…

September 4, 2019
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Parties Are Bound By The Terms Of The Contract If Entered Willingly – Justices of the Court of Appeal

The Honorable Justices of the Court of Appeal in their judgment delivered on the 30th day of May 2019 stated that parties are bound by the terms of the contract if entered willingly. CORAM; HON. JUSTICE KENNETH KAKURU, STEPHEN MUSOTA & CHRISTOPHER MADRAMA This was a case of termination from employment. The Appellant terminated the…

September 4, 2019
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Absence Of An Assessor During A Criminal Trial Is Not A Mere Irregularity, Says The Court Of Appeal

In The Case Of Okao Jimmy Alias Baby & 4 Orthers V Uganda Criminal Appeal No. 55,62 & 67 Of 2016 Court Of Appeal;  The Justices of the Court of Appeal in their judgment delivered on the 2nd day of May 2019 stated that the absence of an assessor during a criminal trial is not…

September 4, 2019
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Court Of Appeal Discusses The Mitigating Factors When Passing A Sentence

In The Case Of Wamusonze Wilson V 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 25th June 2019 discuss mitigating factors before passing a sentence. It was an appeal arising from the decision…

September 4, 2019
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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” – Justices In The Court Of Appeal

In The Appeal Judgment In The Case Of Ernest Enzama V Uganda On The 25th Of June 2019 Arising From Criminal Appeal No.0323 Of 2015. CORAM; MUSOKE ELIZABETH, STEPHEN MUSOTA AND PERCY NIGHT TUHAISE, JJA The background of this appeal is that the appellant was convicted for the offence of corruptly offering gratification contrary to…

September 4, 2019
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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 – The Court Of Appeal

In the appeal judgment of the case of Sebandeke Abdu v Uganda on the 20th of June 2019 arising from criminal appeal No. 287 of 2010. CORAM; EGONDA-NTENDE, OBURA AND MADRAMA, JJA The background of the case is that the appellant was charged, tried and convicted of rape contrary to sections 123 and 124 of…

September 4, 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…

September 4, 2019
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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…

September 4, 2019
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On Breach of Contractual Obligations and the Relief Available to the Affected Party

JOHN KIBYAMI V MISSION & RELIEF TRANSPORT This case was decided on 17th June in the Court of Appeal by Justices of Appeal (JJA) KENNETH KAKURU, GEOFFREY KIRYABWIRE, CHEBORION BARISHAKI. This case discusses breach of contractual obligations and the relief available to the affected party. This was an appeal from the judgment and orders of…

September 4, 2019
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Time Spent In Custody To Be Considered When Passing A Sentence – Court of Appeal

In The Case Of Isaac Tumusiime V Uganda (Criminal Appeal No 110 Of 2012). The Justices of the Court of Appeal JJA Elizabeth Musoke, Hellen Obura & Ezekiel Muhanguzi in their judgment delivered on the 25th June 2019 discussed mitigating factors in passing a sentence to include the time spent in custody. This was an…

September 4, 2019
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