Call for applications for the CEPIL Rule of Law Champions Initiative (ROLCI) 2021

Applications for the Rule of Law Champions Initiative (ROLCI) 2021 are open. The goal of the programme is to build and equip young lawyers with knowledge and skills tailored towards promoting a society that respects the Rule of Law and human rights. The ROLCI program targets law students and fresh graduates who will undergo a…

April 19, 2021
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The Salient Features of the Traffic and Road Safety Act (Amendment) Bill 2021

Introduction Revenue mobilisation has rebirthed all motor vehicle licences for all owners of motor vehicles in addition to revising the rates for existing commercial motor vehicle licenses. This is to take effect in the next financial year, starting July 1st 2021. Objective The object of this Bill is to amend the Traffic and Road Safety…

April 12, 2021
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What you need to know about the Mental Health Act 2018

Introduction The Mental Health Act repeals the Mental Treatment Act Cap 249 and provides for; Establishment of the Uganda Mental Health Advisory Board and to provides for its composition, tenure and functions, Mental health treatment at primary health centres, Emergency admission and treatment, involuntary admission and treatment and for voluntary and assisted admission and treatment,…

April 12, 2021
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The Right to Health of Persons Under Incarceration

As we were winding down the weekend, news of the demise of the renowned city lawyer Mr. Bob Kasango at Murchison Bay Prison in Luzira made headlines of all news stations and tabloids. He had been remanded on grounds of theft of pensioners’ money and fraud during the process. The circumstances surrounding his death as…

March 24, 2021
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The National ID or NIN as a requirement for access to the COVID-19 Vaccine in Uganda. Why its legal and ethical for unregistered persons to be vaccinated against Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the core of our entire existence and a great public health threat. At the peak of the pandemic, there was a lot of uncertainty as to whether a vaccine would be created to stop the disease and luckily now the vaccine is available on the market. There have been many…

March 19, 2021
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The duties of an administrator are intended to be a short-lived process says Hon Justice Stephen Mubiru

Anecho Haruna Musa (Legal Representative of Adam Kelili) Vs. Twalib Noah, Adam Juma and Maliyamungu Majid Civil Suit No. 009 of 2008. Judgement Delivered on 9th April 2018. Before: Hon. Justice Stephen Mubiru The Plaintiff, Hajji Adam Kelili Onencan obtained letters of administration from the High Court on 28th August 1978 to administer the estate…

February 22, 2021
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A Court order is a court order; It must be obeyed as ordered unless set aside or varied. Says Lady Justice Langa

High Court: Abiriga Y A Ibrahim Vs Independent Electoral Commission (ELECTION PETITION NO. 02 OF 2016) [2016] UGHCED 4 (11 May 2016); before Lady Justice Damalie N. Lwanga This was an appeal against the Independent Electoral Commission’s decision to reverse the nomination of the Abiriga Ibrahim to contest for the elective position of Member of…

February 22, 2021
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Fraud is the intentional perversion of truth to induce another in reliance upon it to part with some valuable thing belonging to him or to surrender a legal right.

Says Hon Mr. Justice Bashaija in the case of Western Uganda Importers and Distributers Ltd V Muhasa Ivan Mpondi, Kasese District Land Board and Commissioner for Land Registration Civil Suit No. 0014 of 2014. Before: Hon. Mr. Justice Bashaija K. Andrew on 09/02/2016 The plaintiff (company) purchased land from Steven Barekye. Steven Barekye obtained a…

February 22, 2021
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Understanding the Administration of the Judiciary Act 2020

On 2nd June 2020, the Parliament of Uganda passed the Administration of the Judiciary Act 2020. It was signed into law by the President of Uganda on 19th June 2020. This resulted from lobbying and advocacy by the Coalition in support of the Independence of the Judiciary (CISTICJ). The Coalition includes the Centre for Public…

February 22, 2021
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The Records of NIRA on birth is to be preferred in the event of contradiction with any other documents says Hon Justice Emmanuel Baguma

CASE Odoi Benard Onen Mutusa V The Independent National Electoral Commission & Others Election Petition Appeal No. 9 Of 2021 Facts Odoi Benard Onen Mutusa was nominated by the Independent National Electoral Commission as a National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag bearer candidate to contest for the elective office of Eastern Region Representative of the Youth…

February 2, 2021
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