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Mobile Courts in Developing a Child Responsive Justice System By Lumunye Timothy

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The concept of mobile courts in Uganda was first realized within the Magistrate’s Courts2 on 15 April 2013 by the Ugandan Judiciary and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to improve access to justice for victims of crimes in Nakivale, the country’s oldest and largest refugee settlement. Read more

The Impact of COVID-19 on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information by Edrin W.

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The paper analyses the impact of the Coronal Virus Disease (COVID-19) freedom of expression (FOE) and access to information (ATI). The paper is a two-country approach with the aim of analyzing and comparing the impact of COVID-19 on FOE and ATI. Specifically, Uganda and Tanzania and the respective measures aimed […]

Analysis of Access to Justice during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Paul Mukiibi and Patricia Amoko

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An effective justice system is essential for the administration of justice as it promotes access to justice even to the marginalized sector of society. However, the Covid-19 that befell the world noticeably from the end of 2019 was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020 as […]

COVID-19 Contractual Disputes: Force Majeure and Frustration by Oyetola Muyiwa Atoyebi, SAN.

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COVID The disease caused by the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China, and named Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). ‘CO’ stands for corona, ‘VI’ for virus, and‘D’for disease.Formerly,this disease was referred to as‘2019 novel corona virus’or ‘2019-nCoV’. COVID-19 is a new virus linked to the same family of viruses as […]

COVID-19 and the Administration of Justice in Uganda by Lumunye Timothy

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In line with the standard public health guidelines, Uganda had to institute a partial lockdown of the country when it was confirmed that there was an outbreak of COVID-19 within the country. When the lockdown was instituted only “essential” services were allowed to operate, those deemed basic and yet indispensable […]

The 2nd Pandemic: Domestic & Gender Based-Violence in The COVID-19 Lock-down by Mugabi E.

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“…the virus will hurt women and girls most, especially in the poorest countries.” On 21 March 2020, Uganda confirmed her first case of COVID-19, almost two months after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared it a public health emergency of international concern. To combat the spread of COVID-19, on 30 […]

Examining the Right to Social Protection in COVID-19 Responses by Kiconco Katabaazi Patrick

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The COVID-19 also referred to as the Coronavirus is responsible for the current pandemic that was initially reported in Wuhan China in December 2019. Since then COVID-19 has spread all over the world with over 5 million infected and more than 300,000 people dead so far. While COVID-19 is new, […]

COVID-19: Social Protection and Fiscal implications by David J. Bakibinga

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Covid-19 or corona virus is a type of flu, characterized by coughing, high fever and in the terminal stages pneumonia, which originated in China at the beginning of 2020. It spreads through droplet infection especially in crowded places.1 Covid-19 has resulted into over 3.51 million active cases and over 240,000 […]

The Covid-19 Pandemic and The digital Transformation of The Criminal Justice system by David Baxter

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Following the World Health Organization (WHO)’s declaration that the flu caused by the corona virus Covid-19 was a pandemic, governments declared emergencies which have had repercussions on the functionality of the various sectors of society but among the hardest hit sectors is the criminal justice system.A pandemic simply put is […]

The Law on Social Security Safety nets and its effect on Managing natural disasters in Uganda by Paul Mukiibi

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This study examined the law governing social security in Uganda and its effect in managing natural disasters. The study was desktop research that relied entirely on the documentary review method. The purpose of this study was to examine the legal framework for social security in Uganda in the face of […]

Formal Employment Challenges in a post Covid-19 Uganda by Phiona Muhwezi Mpanga

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In January 2020,the World Bank published its findings on a Jobs Strategy for Inclusive Growth for Uganda. The World Bank’s findings were significant given that Uganda has the second youngest population in the world. The report estimated that for Uganda, the working age population will have increased by 13 million […]

Covid-19 and Safe Access to the Courts: Strategies and Future Planning by Yusuf Kiwanda.

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The number of reported cases of the novel Corona-virus (COVID-19) continue to rise globally.Africa has also experienced the menacing effects of the pandemic with a total number of reported cases over 1,500 and an estimated death toll of more than 40 people.This outbreak has greatly posed a threat to the […]

Covid-19: New dawn for the work Place (Reflections for a ‘typical’ Ugandan employer) by Ivan Engoru

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SINCE its outbreak in the Peoples Republic of China [PRC] city of Wuhan reportedly, in December 2019, the deadly Covid-19 continues to dominate every aspect of human life across the globe. It has indiscriminately claimed lives, devastated global economy threatening even the biggest economies of the world. The working people […]

Covid-19 and the Right to adequate Food in Uganda by Tuhairwe Herman

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On 30 March 2020, President Yoweri Museveni, in a bid to suppress the spread of the Corona virus in Uganda announced a partial lockdown of the country for 14 days. At the end of the 14 days, on 14 April 2020, the President extended the lockdown for another 21 days. […]

The Impact of CovId-19 on Digital Rights and Freedoms In Uganda by Edrine Wanyama

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In December 2019 China had several cases of an unusual strain of pneumonia in Wuhan, a host to over 11 million people. The Pneumonia was reported to the World Health Organization on 31 December 2019. Consequently, on 30 January, the World Health Organization declared the Corona virus COVID-19 as a […]

Covid-19 and the Rise of the Machines by Justice Geoffrey W. M. Kiryabwire

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The recent hashtags, “@stay home stay safe” and “@work from home” campaigns following the spread of the Covid-19 global pandemic is set to revolutionize the way work is done and cases are heard in courts. READ MORE: (Download Article)

“COVID–19” The Novel Corona Virus Disease 2019 Pandemic by Kingstone P. Oyier

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  OVERVIEW Data compiled by the statistics website, Worldometer, which uses information from organizations like the United Nations Population Division and World Health Organization, shows that as of 28 March, coronavirus has infected more than 723,732 people… Download: (Click Here)

The Covid-19 Pandemic and implications for Corporate Governance by Dr. Winifred T. Kiryabwire

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe disruptions and presented risks that are specific to organizations as well as systemic.As organizations and governments attempt to assess the impacts of the pandemic, it is evident that the pandemic will change various aspects of our lives. From a corporate governance perspective, the COVID-19 […]

Formal Employment Challenges in a Post COVID-19 Uganda by Phiona M. Mpanga

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In January 2020,the World Bank published its findings on a Jobs Strategy for Inclusive Growth for Uganda. The World Bank’s findings were significant given that Uganda has the second youngest population in the world. The report estimated that for Uganda, the working age population will have increased by 13 million […]

Management of Employees’ contracts of service in the era of COVID-19 by George Ogembo

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COVID-19 is a virus pandemic which has already been declared a global health emergency. The social disruption it has caused continues to threaten the socio- economic fabric of nations worldwide and governments all over are juggling between ensuring the safety of individuals on one hand and sustainability of businesses and […]

Public Health, Human Rights and the COVID-19 Pandemic in Uganda by Prof. Ben Twinomugisha

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COVID-19 is both a public health and human rights issue.It has caused anxiety among organizations, government officials, human rights advocates and citizens. Globally, over a million people are infected with the corona virus whilst the death toll has surpassed 51,000 and numbers continue to rise.1 In Uganda, by 5 April […]

The 1995 Constitution and Covid-19 by Dr. Busingye Kabumba

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The Corona virus disease (Covid-19) has fundamentally challenged many aspects of international and national life that we had long taken for granted.As at current count, over one million people around the world have tested positive for Covid-19, with over sixty-five thousand deaths thus far.2 In Uganda, fifty-two people have so […]

Covid-19 and the Socio-Economic Lives of Women in Uganda by Zahara Nampewo.

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On 31 March 2020, the country woke to news of the slapping of a senior female government representative by her male colleague in one of the districts in western Uganda for attempting to take away his official vehicle.The lady, a Resident District Commissioner (RDC) was doing this in a bid […]