Is Freedom of Expression Really Free?

What usually comes to a person’s mind when they hear the word freedom of expression is really mind-blowing I am writing from a layman’s perspective to the liberty is construed in its literal sense that is, the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants. I am talking about an ordinary person…

August 26, 2020
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What you need to know about the Human Rights (enforcement) Act 2019

1. Introduction 1.1 The objective of the Act This is an Act of Parliament that gives effect to Article 50(4) of the 1995 Constitution of Uganda. It does so by providing for the procedure of enforcing rights under Chapter 4 of the 1995 Constitution of Uganda. The law was assented to by the President H.E…

August 11, 2020
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Court struck out an application seeking a declaration on the breach of the freedom from torture cruelty, inhuman and degrading treatment guaranteed under article 24 of the Constitution.

Decided in the High Court: Izidoro Kizito v Attorney General Miscellaneous Cause No.102 of 2019, Hon. Justice Musa Ssekana ruled that an application filed after such a long period of 8 years and yet there is a pending case /complaint with Uganda Human Rights Commission is an abuse of court process. In this case, Mr….

August 11, 2020
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Delayed payment of a loan can is sufficient to allow the creditor to sell security used in acquiring the loan, says Lady Justice Lydia Mugambe.

In the case of Daniel Nkugwa V Centenary Rural Development Bank, Civil Suit No. 165 of 2016 in the High Court of Uganda Civil Division. Judgment delivered on 17th /May /2019. This was a case of failure to pay a loan by the plaintiff amounting to UGX 60,000,000/= lent to him by the defendant. The…

August 11, 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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The salient features of the Local Government (Amendment) Act, 2020 you need to know.

Introduction On the 4th day of March 2020, the Local Government Amendment Bill, 2019, was passed by Parliament into law. The purpose of this bill is to amend the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ments Act, Cap. 243 to pro­vide for the cre­ation of lo­cal gov­ern­ment and the mag­is­trate units at least two years be­fore the due date for…

August 4, 2020
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A widow outranks the heir on the disposition of matrimonial property by will says Justice Godfrey Namundi

In the case of Herbert Kolya (through his attorney Miriam Nambi) versus Ekiriya Mawemuko Kolya Civil Suit No. 150 of 2016 On the 3rd of July 2020, Justice Godfrey Namundi, in his decision, held that it was unlawful for the late Israel Kikomeko Kolya to bequeath matrimonial property to his heir Herbert Kolya without his…

July 22, 2020
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A contract between people is not binding on the whole world, says Justice Paul Gadenya

In the case of Kaija Karoli V Centenary Rural Development Bank & Others Civil Suit No.29 Of 2011, In the High Court of Uganda At Masindi. Coram; Justice Paul Gadenya Wolimbwa, Judgment delivered on the 07th day of July 2020. In this case, the Plaintiff sued the Defendants in the High Court to answer a…

July 22, 2020
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First purchase in time takes precedence says the Hon Justice Batema

In the case of Naomi Juma & Philimon Ochanda (Administrators of the estate of the late Hellen Okiri Ochanda) V Nantume Ruth & Obambo Joram Civil Suit No.363 of 2010 Judgment delivered by Hon. Mr. Justice Batema on 13th March 2020 The Plaintiffs brought this case against the Defendants praying for declaratory orders, vacant possession,…

July 22, 2020
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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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