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Court of Appeal to handle 63 Cases in Two Weeks

TheCourt of Appeal/Constitutional Court is set to handle two sessionssimultaneously where 63 civil and constitutional matters will be concluded in afortnight.

Thecases to be handled consist of 26 Civil Appeals, 20 Constitutional Petitions and17 applications.

Accordingto the cause-lists issued by the Acting Assistant Registrar Court of Appeal, HWMary Babirye, the Civil Appeals will begin on Monday July 20,2020 while theConstitutional Petitions will be handled from July 23 2020.

Hon. JusticeKenneth Kakuru, Hon. Lady Justice Hellen Obura, Hon. Justice Stephen Musota, Hon.Justice Christopher Madrama and Hon. Justice Remmy Kasule will handle theConstitutional Petitions while Hon. Justice Geoffrey Kiryabwire, Hon. Lady JusticeElizabeth Musoke and Hon. Lady Justice Irene Mulyagonja will handle the CivilAppeals.

"...Therewill be a few minutes oral presentations in the court on set dates," a noticeto lawyers and parties reads in part.

TheAssistant Registrar says that the submissions should be filed in both hard copyand soft copy to their email coaregistry@judiciary.go.ug

Thefirst day of hearing the Civil Appeals will be dedicated to handling a numberof election petitions and applications. Some of the prominent cases to be heardinclude the application by Hon Kato Lubwama versus Habib Buwembo seeking leaveto appeal, Hon Nusura Tiperu versus Hon Kasiano Wadri and Another among others. 

HWBabirye emphasized the fact that the Justices are ready to hear the matters inspite of COVID-19 pandemic and the partial lockdown. She said the guidelinesissued by the Chief Justice would be followed during the sessions.

Theperformance report shows that the appellate court completed 1,049 cases lastFinancial Year, surpassing its annual target of 970 cases.

Posted 17th, July 2020
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