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PROFILE: Justice Jane Frances Abodo - Uganda's First Female DPP

Justice Jane Frances Abodo Justice Jane Frances Abodo

 

Justice Abodo was appointed High Court Judge on March 23, 2018. She has been attached to the High Court’s Criminal Division and she’s the Focal-Point Person of Judiciary’s Plea Bargain Programme — an initiative used to fight case backlog in criminal cases, as well as decongest prisons.

Prior to joining the bench, she was a state prosecutor specialising in white-collar and cybercrime.

She holds a Master of Laws from Trinity College Dublin (2016). 

In 2015, Abodo was recognized by the Uganda Law Society as the best prosecutor of the year. Her office boasted of the highest conviction rates in Uganda.

For eight years she has headed the prosecution arm of the Anti-Corruption Court – as area that has not had integrity issues during her time.

Over time, Abodo has also grown through the ranks. She started as a pupil state attorney before moving to senior state attorney, then attorney principal and now to senior assistant DPP.

 

 

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Published: April 2, 2020