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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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Published: June 19, 2020

 

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Wednesday, 29 January 2020 12:09

Museveni opens 22nd Judges Conference

Five months after Government doubled judicial officers’ pay, President Museveni has once again promised to raise the salaries and other benefits for judges in order “to get them out of temptation,” of engaging in corruption deals and delaying justice.

The President assured judicial officers at all levels that their salary enhancement will continue until the comparable international standard is reached, adding that the “institution of Judiciary has a unique role of peacemaking in society.’’

 

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Published: January 29, 2020

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