New Vision Crime Reporter Charles Etukuri ‘abducted’

Charles Etukuri, Investigative journalist and Senior Writer at the The New Vision was on Tuesday 13th February 2017, picked up from his workplace by security operatives in military fatigues This is believed to be in relation to his stories in the Saturday and Sunday Vision on the demise of a Finnish National at Pearl of Africa…

February 15, 2018
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Understanding the grounds for granting bail basing on the seriousness of the offence

This is a case of bail application whereby on September 15, 2018, the Applicant was arrested from his work place by intelligence officers and detained at a safe house in Mbuya for more than a month without access to his family.  He was later informed that he would only be released once they got the…

February 7, 2020
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Hon. Justice Margaret Mutonyi Discusses Instances When A Dismissal Order Can Be Set Aside

In the case of Ketty Najanja V Yafesi Wamala and 2 others Misc App No.001 of 2019; The application sought to reinstate a suit that had been dismissed under section 98 of Civil Procedure Act due to absence of counsel for both the Defendant and Plaintiff at the time of the hearing. The Applicant instructed…

October 23, 2019
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Understanding the Sexual Offences Bill, 2018

Introduction The Sexual Offences Bill was first tabled in the 9th Parliament in 2015 and was re-tabled last year. The object of the Bill is to enact a specific law on sexual offenses for the effective prevention of sexual violence; to enhance punishment of sexual offenses; to provide for the protection of victim during sexual…

July 10, 2020
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Juveniles sent to remand home for 12 months for Aggravated Defilement in the case of Uganda v Acire John & 3 others in the High Court of Uganda sitting at Gulu

Criminal Sessions Case No. 284 of 2018 before: Hon Justice Stephen Mubiru. Judgment was entered on the 24th August, 2018 The two accused and two juvenile offenders were jointly indicted with the offence of Aggravated Defilement contrary to Section 129 (3) and (4) (a) of the Penal Code Act. Brief facts It was alleged that…

December 13, 2018
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Hon. Justice Ssekaana Musa Discusses When A Decision Should Be Subjected To Judicial Review

This was an application for judicial review where the Applicant sought a declaration that the continued non-issuance of the Degree Certificate of Bachelor of Education to the Applicant by the Respondent and or its Vice Chancellor and Academic Registrar is illegal, irregular and or unlawful and as such infringes on the Applicants’ Constitutional rights. The…

October 23, 2019
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The Equitable Doctrine Of Estoppel Should Only Be Invoked As A Shield And Not A Sword

Akkermans Industries Enginering V A.G Civil Appeal No. 88 Of 2009 [2019] Ugca 2019 In The Court Of Appeal Of Uganda The Justices of the Court of Appeal; Hon. Justice Hellen Obura, Elizabeth Musoke & Egonda Ntende in their judgment delivered on the 19th September, 2019 discuss the equitable doctrine of estoppel. This was a…

November 5, 2019
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Hon Justice Stephen Mubiru makes a sentence of three years to a Juvenile for Murder in the High Court of Uganda Sitting at Gulu

Criminal Sessions case No. 175 of 2017 Judgment on 26thSeptember 2018 The juvenile offender in this case was indicted on one count of Murder contrary to Section 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act. Facts It is alleged that the juvenile offender on the 18th day of September, 2016 murdered a one Akongo Margaret….

December 13, 2018
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Hon. Justice Joseph Murangira discusses the qualifications to be appointed an adoptive parent.

In The Matter Of A Petition By Mryta Burpee (Female) For Adoption Of Ns (Child) Adoption Cause No. 001 Of 2019. Hon. Justice Dr.  Joseph Murangira in his judgment delivered on 19th November 2019 discusses the qualifications to be appointed an adoptive parent. This petition was brought under Article 139 (1) of the Constitution of the…

January 17, 2020
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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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