The salient features of the Local Government (Amendment) Act, 2020 you need to know.

Introduction On the 4th day of March 2020, the Local Government Amendment Bill, 2019, was passed by Parliament into law. The purpose of this bill is to amend the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ments Act, Cap. 243 to pro­vide for the cre­ation of lo­cal gov­ern­ment and the mag­is­trate units at least two years be­fore the due date for…

August 4, 2020
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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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Lady Justice Eva Luswata Discusses The Law On Administration Of Estates Of Persons Of Unsound Mind.

In Re Sogolo Difasi Mugabo A person of Unsound Mind MC No.19 of 2019 The Applicant Kyozira Miria Lynn filed the application seeking to be appointed a manager in charge of helping Mr. Songolo Difasi to manage his estate and bank account on grounds that the patient suffering from schizophrenia, a chronic disorder which causes…

November 5, 2019
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Speech by the Chief Justice Hon. Bart Katureebe at the Launch of the Judiciary Score Card

Address By Hon. Justice Bart M. Katureebe, Chief Justice Of Uganda At The Launch Of The Cepil Report On The Judiciary Scorecard 2018 Held At Serena Kampala Hotel On 28th March, 2018  The Hon. The Deputy Chief Justice The Hon. The Principal Judge The Hon. Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs The Hon. Attorney General…

June 14, 2018
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Hon. Justice Ssekaana Musa Discusses When A Decision Should Be Subjected To Judicial Review

This was an application for judicial review where the Applicant sought a declaration that the continued non-issuance of the Degree Certificate of Bachelor of Education to the Applicant by the Respondent and or its Vice Chancellor and Academic Registrar is illegal, irregular and or unlawful and as such infringes on the Applicants’ Constitutional rights. The…

October 23, 2019
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What you need to know about the Land Lord and Tenant Act Uganda

Objective To regulate the relationship between landlords and tenants, to reform and consolidate the law relating to letting of premises, to provide for the responsibilities of landlords and tenants in respect to the letting of premises and related matters. Significant Highlights of the Act A tenancy agreement can be oral, written, in the form of…

September 8, 2020
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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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Does Aggravated Robery Warrant A Death Sentence?

A Decision By The High Court Of Uganda Sitting At Gulu Criminal Sessions Case No. 290 Of 2018, Uganda V Tabu & 4 Ors Before Justice Stephen Mubiru Judgment on 8th August, 2018 When this case came up on 8th August, 2018 for plea, one juvenile offender and two accused were indicted with the offence…

February 5, 2019
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High Court sets conditions necessary for granting Temporary Injunctions

In the case of KAGUMAHO KAKUYO VERSUS SHILLA NINSIIMA MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATION NO. NO. 13 OF 2020.BEFORE HON. LADY JUSTICE ESTA NAMBAYO. Ruling delivered on 27/2/2020. This was an application seeking the High Court to issue a temporary injunction. The orders were sought to restrain the Respondent and its agents from any attempts to recover a…

May 29, 2020
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Supreme Court Confirms Life Sentence and Discusses Importance Of Corroboration In Identification Evidence Where Witnesses Are Of Tender Years

Case Of  Opolot Justine & Another V Uganda Scca No. 20 Of 2014 In the judgment delivered on the 27thof January 2019, the Justices of the Supreme Court; Hon Lady JusticeArach Amoko, Hon. Justice Mwangusya, Hon Justice Opio Aweri,  Hon. Lady Justice Mwondha, and Hon Lady Justice Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza confirmed the appellants’ sentence of life…

May 25, 2019
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