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Judiciary: Court vacation is not leave for Judicial Officers

The Judiciary has responded to Daily Monitor’s editorial on July 19 2017 on page 16 titled: “Judiciary should abolish vacation for its officers”. In a press release issued by the recently appointed Public Relations Officer H.W Vincent Emmy Mugabo and circulated to the media on July 20 2017, the Judiciary characterized the content of the editorial as “misleading”. “The Editorial is not only misleading, but it is devoid of basic…

Family Justice Report: Towards better Family Justice in Uganda

In May 2017, HiiL launched their latest Justice Data Report on Family Justice in Uganda. This was done at a workshop hosted by the Swedish Embassy in Kampala. The launch was accompanied by the attendance of representatives from the key actors from the justice system who are concerned with family justice, including the JLOS secretariat, the National Police, the Judiciary, DGF, LASPNET, IDLO and the Law Reform Commission. The full…

Statement by UHRC on Recent Human Rights Concerns in the Country

RELEASE DATE: MAY 5, 2017 The Uganda Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned about the general escalation of killings in the country which have been prevalent in the last three months. The Commission condemns them in the strongest terms possible. The Commission has noted the reports about the gruesome killings occurring in Greater Masaka area, especially in Lwengo, Bukomansimbi, Kalungu and Masaka Districts and spreading to some parts of Kampala…

Press Statement on the Opening of Masaka and Jinja Justice Centres

Justice Centres Uganda (JCU) is a Project of the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS), established in 2009 to provide Legal Aid to the poor, marginalized and vulnerable people in Uganda. JCU is hosted and supervised by the Judiciary. JCU operates through Centres that provide a wide range of services that include; Legal Representation, Mediation, legal advice, support with self representation, Psycho-Social Support and Legal Awareness and sensitization as well…