Constitutional Court Dismisses An Appeal Unanimously In The Case Of Abale Muzamil V Uganda Criminal Appeal No.039 Of 2014

In the judgment delivered on 24thJanuary 2019 by the Hon Justices of the Constitutional Court; Hon. Justice Kenneth Kakuru, Hon. Justice Ezekiel Muhanguzi  and Hon. Justice Christopher Madrama unanimously dismissed an appeal where the appellant had been convicted for the offence of aggravated defilement contrary to section 129 (3) & (4) of Penal Code Act…

March 18, 2019
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Human Rights Abuse Of An Accused Is Not A Green Light For Crime, Says Justice Kwesiga

Hon. Justice J.W Kwesiga in his judgment delivered on the 22nd February 2019 in the case of Nantume Judith V Uganda, Criminal Appeal No. 130 Of 2017, stated that the violation of the human rights of an accused does not dispose of the offense with which he or she has been charged with. In the appeal,…

March 18, 2019
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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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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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Launch Of The Young Lawyers Mentorship Programme At Golden Tulip Hotel On The 4th March 2019

Centre for Public Interest Law in partnership with Uganda Law Society have today Monday the 4thday of March 2019, hosted a breakfast meeting and launched a young lawyer’s mentorship programme at Golden Tulip Hotel. It is envisioned that the mentorship program will equip the young lawyers with the skills and exposure required to grow in…

March 5, 2019
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Remorseful Juvenile Set Free After Spending Six Months On Remamd For Aggravated Defilement In The High Court Of Uganda Sitting At Gulu

Criminal Sessions Case No. 183 OF 2017, UGANDA V O.J (A Juvenile) Before: Hon Justice Stephen Mubiru, Judgment On 6th August, 2018 When this case came up for plea, the juvenile offender was indicted with the offence of Aggravated Defilement c/s 129 (3) and (4) (a) of the Penal Code Act. Brief facts On 1stFebruary…

February 20, 2019
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Court Takes A Stand On Who Should Practice Law In Uganda With Foreign Qualifications In The High Court Of Uganda (Civil Division)

Miscellaneous Casse No.204 Of 2017, Katungi V Attorney General Before Lady Justice H. Wolayo, Lady Justice Mugambe Lydia, Mr. Justice Ssekaana Musa        Judgment on 25thJanuary 2019 This application was brought under Sections 8(1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) of the Advocates (Amendment) Act No. 27 of 2002, Section 33 of the Judicature Act, Section 98…

February 20, 2019
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The Discretion Of Court To Grant Bail in the case of Kanyamunyu & 2 Ors V Uganda

Judgment on 10th day of January 2017. The applicants were seeking for bail pending hearing. Brief facts The back ground facts to the application are that the applicants are jointly charged before the Chief Magistrate’s Court of Nakawa criminal case No. AA- 031 of 2016 under section 188 & 189 of the Penal Code Act, Cap…

February 5, 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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Failure To Prove Beyond Reasonable Doubt Can Aquit The Accused

Uganda Vs Lubwama Patrick In The High Court Of Uganda At Entebbe, Before Justice Kwesiga The accused is indicted under Ssection 129(3) and 4(a) (b) and (c) of the Penal Code Act. He pleaded guilty to the charge of performing a sexual act to a minor while being a legal guardian to the victim. Brief…

January 25, 2019
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