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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Justice Stephen Mubiru Makes A Sentence Of Three Years For Defilement In The Case Of Uganda v Adubango Criminal Case No. 0012 Of 2017

This case came up on 10th January 2018, in a special session for plea bargaining. The accused was indicted with the offence of Simple Defilement contrary to section 129 (1) of The Penal Code Act. Brief Facts It was alleged that on 22nd February 2016 at Palley West Village in Nebbi District the accused had…

October 29, 2018
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Justices Of The Court Of Appeal Discuss What Amounts To Sufficient Consideration In Contracts

Case Of Gerald Nsubuga V Petwa Rwomushoro, CA NO. 102 OF 2012. The learned Justices of the Court of Appeal in their judgment delivered on the 10th April 2019 discussed what amounts to sufficient consideration in contracts CORAM: Hon Justice Alphonse Owiny Dollo, Hon Justice Keneth Kakuru, Hon Justice Stephen Musota The appellant was the registered…

June 17, 2019
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Justice Henry Kawesa Defines What Amounts To Contempt Of Court

Justice Henry I. Kawesa defines what amounts to contempt of Court in the case of Joseph Mutaawe V Luyinda Martine & 2 Others Ma N0 2026 Of 2018: Thecase discusses what constitutes contempt of court and the available remedies. This motion arises from section 33 of the Judicature Act cap 13, section 98 of the…

June 21, 2019
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Is the creation of cities the ideal way to development?

On April 18th, the parliament of Uganda approved the creation of 15 new cities in Uganda. Some municipalities are being upgraded to city status, i.e., Arua, Gulu, Jinja, Mbarara, Fortportal, Mbale, Masaka effective July 1st, 2020. The other eight will roll out in 2021 (Hoima), 2022 (Entebbe and Lira) and 2023 (Moroto Naksongola Soroti kabala…

June 22, 2020
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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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Understanding the Sexual Offences Bill, 2018

Introduction The Sexual Offences Bill was first tabled in the 9th Parliament in 2015 and was re-tabled last year. The object of the Bill is to enact a specific law on sexual offenses for the effective prevention of sexual violence; to enhance punishment of sexual offenses; to provide for the protection of victim during sexual…

July 10, 2020
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An illegality can be raised at any time before a court of law, says Justice Bashaija

In the case of Musoke Mike & Another V Kalumba James Revision Cause No: 09 Of 2019. Before: Hon. Mr Justice Bashaija K. Andrew on 15/05/2020 Musoke Mike and Mubiru Vicent (hereinafter referred to as the “Applicants”) jointly brought this application against Kalumba James (hereinafter referred to as the “Respondent”) under Section 83 and 98 of the…

September 24, 2020
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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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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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