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President Museveni Signs the Administration of Judiciary Bill

President Yoweri Museveni President Yoweri Museveni

 

Outgoing Chief Justice Bart Katureebe got the perfect send-off when President Yoweri Museveni assented to the Administration of Judiciary Bill, 2018 to make law.

 

Parliament early this month passed the bill that guarantees the independence of the Judiciary as the third arm of the State under the doctrine of separation of powers and on Friday, June 19, 2020, Museveni appended signature to it to ensure it becomes law.

 

 

About the Law

 

The new law provides for and strengthens the independence of the Judiciary.

 

The Administration of Judiciary law operationalizes provisions of the Constitution relating to the Judiciary, administration of justice, improve efficiency and effectiveness of the courts, strengthen the independence of courts, and streamline their administration.

 

The law also creates guidelines and references for a legal and justice system by spelling out jurisdiction divisions, conditions for trials, sentencing, and court fees.

 

 

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DOWNLOADAdministration of Judiciary Act of 2020

 

 

 

Published: June 19, 2020

 

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