In their two-hour meeting with the case backlog committee headed by Court of Appeal Judge Richard Buteera at the High Court in Kampala, Grace Akullo faulted magistrates who are never at their duty stations on Fridays and Mondays since those are travel days out of the station and back from their respective homes.
Stephanie Rivoal, the newly appointed French Ambassador to Uganda notes that the objective of the court has been to try perpetrators of war crimes and leaving the ICC may jeopardise efforts to curtail these.
Through their legal representatives, victims are accorded participation right to consult the record of the files, right to be notified of documents filed, general right to attend and participate in case hearings, make written submissions or observations and question witnesses. Trial Chambers might grant additional rights.
The Inspector General of Police has disbanded the Joint Security Agencies Special Operations Unit and transferred all its personnel to the Flying Squad Unit of Police barely two years since its inception.
Prof. Charles Ibingira, the Principal of the Mulago based Makerere University College of Health Sciences, wrote a letter dated November 17 inviting staff of the college for what he called a special meeting.
The International Criminal Court said it is yet to confirm the death of former rebel Lords Resistance Army LRA Deputy Chief, Vincent Otti whose killing was allegedly ordered by Joseph Kony in early October, 2007. Maria Mabinty Kamara, the Field Outreach Coordinator for the ICC in Kenya and Uganda, says Ottis death remains a doubt until final forensic confirmations by the Judges at the ICC.
Through his lawyers of Lukwago and Company Advocates, Kabaziguruka now wants the powers of the military court trimmed to be limited to only disciplining soldiers rather than charging them soldiers and civilians with any other offences.
One of the investigating officers who URN spoke to but preferred anonymity says, this case is as good as dead, without knowing the scene of crime, no murder weapon, we might as well be charging the suspect with taking the victim to hospital for medical care.
President Yoweri Museveni appoints Justice Simon Byabakama as new Electoral Commission chairperson, days after Dr Badru Kiggundu retired. Justice Simon Byabakama is to be deputised by Hajjati Aisha Lubega, with Peter Emorut, Stephen Tashobya, Prof George Piwang and Mustapha Ssebagala as members of the Commission.
The MP further accused top managers, including the Managing Director, Chief Human Resource Officer, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Finance Officer of earning a total of 420 million shillings per month, which is a third of the salary bill of about 500 workers.
According to a survey conducted by the Non-Communicable Diseases Information and Control Centre NICC titled, Availability and Quality of Parks in Kampala, some of the 24 parks and open spaces audited in the five divisions, may not exist in the near future due to rapid urban development.