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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Understanding the National Legal Aid Bill, 2019

Introduction An Act to consolidate, update, and modernize the law on legal aid in Uganda; to codify Government’s obligation in relation to the provision of legal aid to indigent or vulnerable persons; to create Justice Centres Uganda and designate them as the government agency responsible for providing legal aid on behalf of Government; repeal the…

January 27, 2021
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Court cancels the directives of the Media Council of Uganda on grounds of irregularity

CASE: Editors Guild Uganda Limited & Centre for Public Interest Law Limited V Attorney General Miscellaneous Cause No. 400 Of 2020 Facts: On 10th and 20th December 2020, the Media Council of Uganda issued press statements with directives on “Guidelines for Media Council of Uganda Accreditation of Journalists for Coverage of 2021 Election and Other State Events”….

January 19, 2021
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An administrator is under an obligation to act in good faith because she /he holds a noble and onerous duty says Her Lordship Catherine Bamugemereire.

Being an Administrator is a noble and onerous duty an administrator holds, and they are under a duty to always act in good faith and to give account to the beneficiaries of the estate and the Court. This was stated by Her Lordship Catherine Bamugemereire in a High Court Civil Suit No. 27 of 2011(High…

December 15, 2020
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Failure to grant an injunction might comprise the applicant’s ability to assert their claimed rights over land.

High Court: Mugumya Brian (suing as the Administrator of the Estate of the Late Regina Katahirima) v Deox Tibeingana and Others (Miscellaneous Application No. 1304 of 2020) before Hon Justice Alexandra Nkonge Rugadya The applicants were seeking an order restraining the respondents from evicting the applicant, his caretakers, agents and employees from the building situated…

December 3, 2020
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