A Summary Of The Age Limit Case: Mabirizi Kiwanuka & Other V Attorney General

Constitutional Appeal No.02 Of 2018 The judgment was delivered on the 18thApril 2019. Coram; Katureebe CJ, Arach Amoko, Mwangusya, OpioAweri, Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza and Mugamba JJSC, Tumwesigye JSC. This was an appeal from the judgment of the Justices of the Constitutional Court Owiny Dollo, DCJ, Kasule, Kakuru, Musoke and Cheborion The Chief Justice Katureeebe discussed the…

May 2, 2019
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An Appeal coming from the High Court should ordinarily lie in the Court of Appeal, says Hon Justice Kisaakye

In the case of Male H. Mabirizi V The Kabaka Of Buganda, Civil Application No.28 Of 2019 In The Supreme Court Of Uganda. CORAM; HON. JUSTICE KISAAKYE judgment delivered on the 18th day of June 2020. This was a case where the Applicant contested the Respondent’s action of collecting ground rent from official mailo landowners….

July 10, 2020
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Court Awards Payment of Retirement Benefits

Industrial Court: Court awarded Mr James Kamiza Ugshs. 4,320,000 and 8% interest from the date of retirement till payment in full for his continuous services to North Bukedi Cotton Company Limited for 18 years. This award arises from James Kamiza Vs North Bukedi Cotton Company Ltd, Labour Dispute Reference No. 103 of 2015. The claimant,…

August 26, 2020
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The positions of Judgments of Court cannot be reviewed or scrutinized by any arm of Government says Hon Justice Bashaija

In the case of Baligobye & 2 Others V Attorney General & 3 Others In The High Court Of Uganda (Miscellaneous Cause No. 376 Of 2019) [2020] Ughccd 43 (7 February 2020); CORAM; HON JUSTICE BASHAIJA. K. ANDREW, Judgment was delivered on 7 February 2020. This was a public interest case brought by the Applicant…

September 11, 2020
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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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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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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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The Salient Features of the Traffic and Road Safety Act (Amendment) Bill 2021

Introduction Revenue mobilisation has rebirthed all motor vehicle licences for all owners of motor vehicles in addition to revising the rates for existing commercial motor vehicle licenses. This is to take effect in the next financial year, starting July 1st 2021. Objective The object of this Bill is to amend the Traffic and Road Safety…

April 12, 2021
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What amounts to aggravated defilement?

Uganda V Orem Nicholas Criminal Session  No. 459 of 2010. Lady Justice Flavia Senoga in her judgment delivered on 1.10.2013 discusses the ingredients of aggravated defilement to include; There was unlawful sexual act committed The victim of the offence was below 14 years of age at the time of the offence The accused person is…

January 17, 2020
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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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