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 The Chief Justice of Uganda announced the establishment of Uganda Judicial Studies Institute during the opening of the Judges Annual conference on 5th January 2004. The institute operates as a department of the Judiciary on a semi- autonomous basis, separate from the day-to-day operations of the Judiciary but still within the judiciary. The Institute is headed by the Executive Director, who is also a Judge of the High Court, Hon. Justice Jane F.B. Kiggundu

 JSI is a semi-autonomous body that derives authority from the Judiciary of the Republic of Uganda to conduct systematic training for Judicial Officers and Staff of the Judiciary. On request, JSI also organizes training and workshops for other players in the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS). JSI strongly believes that through coordinated capacity building across the Sector, reforms being implemented can be effectively monitored for maximum impact in targeted areas and beyond.


"To be a leading provider of high quality training for excellence in Administration of Justice"


"To develop and deliver sustainable education, training, research and consultancy programs for socio-economic development for all"


The 16th Annual Judges' Conference took place from the 26th - 30th January, 2014.The theme of the Conference was "Enhancing Public Confidence in the Judiciary. The Conference brought together the Justices and Judges of the Courts of Judicature and stakeholders in the Justice System. It was opened by his Excellence the President of Uganda, Yoweri k. Museveni and Closed by the Rt. Honourable Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi. See here for the Speeches.

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