A Summary Of The Age Limit Case: Mabirizi Kiwanuka & Other V Attorney General

Constitutional Appeal No.02 Of 2018 The judgment was delivered on the 18thApril 2019. Coram; Katureebe CJ, Arach Amoko, Mwangusya, OpioAweri, Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza and Mugamba JJSC, Tumwesigye JSC. This was an appeal from the judgment of the Justices of the Constitutional Court Owiny Dollo, DCJ, Kasule, Kakuru, Musoke and Cheborion The Chief Justice Katureeebe discussed the…

May 2, 2019
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Justice Stephen Mubiru explains how pleading guilty may mitigate a sentence in the case of Uganda V Kayondo

Criminal Session No. 0477 of 2015 Hon. Justice Stephen Mubiru in his judgment delivered on the 9th January 2019 discussed mitigating factors to sentencing. This was a case of aggravated defilement c/s 129(3) (4) (a) of the Penal Code and the accused pleaded guilty as charged.The accused having pleaded guilty, was convicted and sentenced to…

May 1, 2019
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Commercial advertising is not an exception to the right to privacy except with express consent says Hon Justice Wolayo in the case of Bassajabaka Yakub V MTN UG LTD

HCCS NO. 100 OF 2012 Hon Justice Wolayo in his judgment delivered on 26thday of March 2018 discussed the use of images for commercial purposes without consent verses the right of privacy. The plaintiffs photograph was illegally used on a billboard for advertising purposes by the defendant without his consent. It caused him stress and…

May 1, 2019
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Court clarifies what amounts to constructive dismissal in employment in the case of Mbiika Dennis V Centenary Bank

Industrial Court of Uganda. Labour Dispute Claim No. 023 of 2014 Hon. Justice Asaph Ruhinda and  Hon. Justice Lillian Tumusiime in delivering their  judgment  discussed what can amount to constructive dismissal in employment.  They stated that, where the contract service is ended by the employee with or without notice as a consequence of unreasonable conduct…

April 30, 2019
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Qualicell traders Lose Application to Amend Suit Against Drake Lubega and Mansur to court

Justice Bashaija of the Land Division dismissed with costs an application an application by traders in the contested city buildings to amend their suit against businessmen, Drake Lubega and Mansur Matovu alias Yang. He agreed with the respondents that there was no serious issue that required judicial of the appeal noting that the application would…

April 16, 2019
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Constitutional Court Dismisses An Appeal Unanimously In The Case Of Abale Muzamil V Uganda Criminal Appeal No.039 Of 2014

In the judgment delivered on 24thJanuary 2019 by the Hon Justices of the Constitutional Court; Hon. Justice Kenneth Kakuru, Hon. Justice Ezekiel Muhanguzi  and Hon. Justice Christopher Madrama unanimously dismissed an appeal where the appellant had been convicted for the offence of aggravated defilement contrary to section 129 (3) & (4) of Penal Code Act…

March 18, 2019
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Human Rights Abuse Of An Accused Is Not A Green Light For Crime, Says Justice Kwesiga

Hon. Justice J.W Kwesiga in his judgment delivered on the 22nd February 2019 in the case of Nantume Judith V Uganda, Criminal Appeal No. 130 Of 2017, stated that the violation of the human rights of an accused does not dispose of the offense with which he or she has been charged with. In the appeal,…

March 18, 2019
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There cannot be a draw in litigation, court must make a decision on favor of one of the parties – Justice Stephen Mubiru in the case of Odongo Kressenysio Lanina & Anor Versus Ojera Cipiriano

Civil Appeal No.53 Of 2017; Judgment Entered into on 7th February 2019 By Justice Stephen Mubiru Hon. Justice Stephen Mubiru while deciding this appeal discussed an important principle in our legal system; thatthere cannot be a “draw” in litigation; court must make a finding in favor of one of the parties, against the other. “If the…

March 13, 2019
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High Court Sets Aside Judgment Of The Magistrate Grade One In The Case Of Uganda Versus Nalubega Sansa Mwanjuma & Another

HCT 005 OF 2018; Judgment entered on January 2019 BY Hon Justice GIDUDU Hon. Justice Gidudu in upholding the rule of law set aside the judgment of His Worship Magistrate Grade 1, Lochomin Peter wherein he acquitted the two respondents of the charges of Abuse of Office and Embezzlement. Hon. Justice Gidudu in his judgment…

March 12, 2019
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Launch Of The Young Lawyers Mentorship Programme At Golden Tulip Hotel On The 4th March 2019

Centre for Public Interest Law in partnership with Uganda Law Society have today Monday the 4thday of March 2019, hosted a breakfast meeting and launched a young lawyer’s mentorship programme at Golden Tulip Hotel. It is envisioned that the mentorship program will equip the young lawyers with the skills and exposure required to grow in…

March 5, 2019
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