Addressing a consultative meeting of players in the administration justice in Kampala on Monday, Deputy Chief Justice Richard Buteera, revealed that the concept of hearing Criminal Cases daily is one of the Cases Backlog Reduction Interventions in their efforts to eliminate the case backlog
Rachael Odoi, the Senior Technical Advisor on Governance and Security/Access to Justice Program Uganda (formerly Justice Law and Order Sector) saysthat most of the people affected in SGBV cases are children and they can't ably describe what happened, and that each home and tribe has a different name used to refer to sexual organs.
Through their lawyers led by Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi, the eight men asked the court to declare that the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Attorney General had violated their rights and freedoms, as enshrined in the constitution. Rwakafuuzi noted that the DPP violated the applicants right to liberty and right to a fair hearing when he commenced and continued their prosecution.
Edward Muhumuza, the Witness Protection and Victims Empowerment Department in the office of the DPP expresses worry that their objective for Asset recovery could not be achieved due to poor sensitization of the public by all relevant stakeholders.
The Government is seeking to stay the implementation of a recent Constitutional Court orders to the effect that a serving Judge should retire before being appointed to a new job in the executive arm of government or constitutional office.
In a letter dated September 2 2020, written by the Buganda Road Court Resident State Attorney Janet Kitimbo on behalf of the DPP notes that the law mandates them to take over all the criminal proceedings in the country.
Semakadde was picked up by four plain-clothed detectives from Twed Towers shortly after the hearing of their application seeking to compel the government to include lawyers on the list of essential service providers, on Thursday afternoon.
The PAC Chairperson, Nathan Nandala Mafabi issued the ultimatum following a query by Auditor General, John Muwanga in his June 2018 report noting the failure by the DPP to process and acquire the titles in the 2017/2018 financial years as planned.