Justice Owiny-Dollo who on Monday opened the Court of Appeal regional session at Masaka High Court premises, noted that the available manpower cannot handle the overwhelming numbers of appeal files in the system in a timely manner, thereby asking attorneys to always be mindful of the underlying operational challenges and avoid overstretching the judges.
The Deputy Chief Justice, Alphonse Chigamoi Owiny-Dollo has challenged lawyers
to save the judiciary of the soaring case backlog by providing appropriate
counsel to clients.
According to him, despite the acute shortage of human resources, the courts
judicature especially at appeal levels are overwhelmed by matters that could be
avoided if judicial officers volunteered
appropriate guidance to litigants.
Justice Owiny-Dollo who on Monday opened the Court of Appeal regional session
at Masaka High Court premises, noted that the available manpower cannot handle the
overwhelming numbers of appeal files in the system in a timely manner. He asked attorneys to always be mindful of the underlying operational challenges
and avoid overstretching the judges.
He asked layers to courageously advise their clients on judgements obtained from
High courts, such that Court of Appeal receives matters that are extremely unavoidable
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Justice Owiny-Dollo however also challenged the public to take the
task of exerting pressure on government through parliament to increase the number
of judges on the Court of Appeal if they wish to be served better.
He explains that out of the required number of 30 judges the Court of Appeal
is currently staffed with only 14 judges who can hardly satisfy the demand,
which sometimes leads to inappropriate delivery of justice.
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A team of three Justices; Remmy Kasule, Ezekiel Muhanguzi and Elizabeth
Musoke has been assigned to conduct a three-weeks Court of Appeal session in
The session will handle 45 criminal appeal convictions among them, 20
murders, 16 defilement cases, four rape cases, four murders and one against a sentence of
Meanwhile, Justice Remmy Kasule has also asked the judicial officers and lawyers
to always standout and defend the integrity and independence of the judiciary.
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