Appeal court to handle 63 cases in 2 weeks

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The Court of Appeal/Constitutional Court is set to handle two sessions simultaneously where 63 civil and constitutional matters will be concluded in a fortnight.

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

According to the cause-lists issued by the Acting Assistant Registrar Court of Appeal, HW Mary Babirye, the Civil Appeals will begin on Monday July 20,2020 while the Constitutional Petitions will be handled from July 23 2020.

Hon. Justice Kenneth Kakuru, Hon. Lady Justice Hellen Obura, Hon. Justice Stephen Musota, Hon. Justice Christopher Madrama and Hon. Justice Remmy Kasule will handle the Constitutional Petitions while Hon. Justice Geoffrey Kiryabwire, Hon. Lady Justice Elizabeth Musoke and Hon. Lady Justice Irene Mulyagonja will handle the Civil Appeals.

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“…There will be a few minutes oral presentations in the court on set dates,” a notice to lawyers and parties reads in part.

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

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

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

The performance report shows that the appellate court completed 1,049 cases last Financial Year, surpassing its annual target of 970 cases.

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