Justices Musoke Elizabeth, Hellen Obura & Ezekiel Muhangi Discuss The Law On Confessions

Gule Sheikh Twaha V Uganda Criminal Appeal No. 491 Of 2014 In The Court Of Appeal Uganda; This was a case where the Appellant was convicted of murder Contrary to Section 180 & 189 of the Penal Code Act and sentenced to life imprisonment by His Lordship Masalu Musene in a Judgement delivered on the…

October 23, 2019
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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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“It Is Possible To Have Both Civil & Criminal Proceedings Running At The Same Time” – Court of Appeal

In The Case Of Sarah Ssozi & Anor V Uganda Criminal Appeal No. 247 Of 2014 In The Court Of Appeal Of Uganda At Kampala; In this case, the Justices of Court of Appeal in their judgment delivered on the 9th July, 2019 discussed the possibility of both civil and criminal proceedings running at the…

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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Older persons to get their share of the national cake

The National Housing and Population report of 2014 provided for an increase in the populations of older persons to 1,430,000 from 1,101,103 in 2002. Also, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics projects numbers of an older person at 1,600,000 this year. Despite this, the cabinet has passed a resolution to have five members of Parliament represent…

July 22, 2020
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Arbitrary arrest and torture of a suspect is unlawful says Hon Justice Musa Ssekana

In the case of Izza Wazembe V Attorney General Civil Suit No. 154 of 2016. Judgment delivered on 19th August 2019. Mr. Izza wazembe filed this suit seeking declarations that his constitutional rights under Article 20(1), (2), Article 24 and Article 26(1) (2) were violated and he requested that an order for punitive and general…

August 4, 2020
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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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Hon. Justice Engonda Ntende states ground for divorce are crucial for determining issues concerning custody, visitation rights and maintenance.

In the case of Rebecca Nagidde V Charles Steven Mwasa Civil Appeal No. 160 of 2018 The Appellant filed a petition in the High Court against the Respondent seeking to dissolve the marriage on grounds of adultery and cruelty. During the subsistence of the marriage, there were two issues aged 11 and 7. The couple…

March 13, 2020
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What you need to know about the Data Protection and Privacy Act, 2019

Introduction Uganda was the first East African country to recognize privacy as a fundamental human right, as enshrined in article 27 of the 1995 Uganda Constitution as well as in regional and international laws. The Data Protection and Privacy Act, 2019 aims to protect individuals and their data by regulating the processing of personal information…

September 22, 2020
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Justice Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza Discusses Powers Of A Commissioner Regarding Land Title Cancellation

Case Of Hilda Wilson Musoke & Others V Owalla’s Home Investment Trust EA Ltd And Commissioner Land Registration. Supreme Court Civil Appeal No. 15 Of 2017. In her judgment delivered on the 25th April 2019, Hon Justice Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza discussed the powers of a Commissioner Land Registration to cancel title. In this appeal, the Commissioner…

May 25, 2019
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