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JUDICIAL OFFICERS TRAINED IN REFUGEE LAW

The Judicial Training Institute (JTI) in collaboration with the Refugee Law Project (RLP) organized a one day training for 30 Judicial officers at Bomah Hotel in Gulu. The training was an occasion to increase awareness on forced migration and merging trends under the theme “Serving Refugee-Host Relations in Northern Uganda through Enhanced Protection”. The Resident Judge of Gulu Hon.Justice Vincent Okwang noted that refugees most often than not find themselves coming here due to not too good circumstances prevailing in their countries and hence find themselves here not as tourists, migrants, asylum seekers or even settlers but as refugees whose…

TRAINING FOR THE RESOLUTION OF ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASES Officiated by The Honorable The Chief Justice, Hon. Bart M. Katureebe

Judiciary, Pepperdine University honour female achievers

Judiciary, Pepperdine University honour female achievers Kampala. The Judiciary in partnership with the Sudreau Global Justice Program of Pepperdine University has today (March 13, 2018) recognised eight women and one male for their fight for women justice. This was one of the highlights of the second Women in Leadership Conference held under the theme “The Impact of Gender-Based Violence on the Girl Child and the Administration of Justice Interventions” held in Kampala. The First Lady and Minister for Education & Sports, Janet Kataha Museveni presided over the function. Justice David Batema, the resident judge of Soroti High Court who is…

Judicial officers, TAT tipped on taxation

Judicial officers, TAT tipped on taxation More than 23 Judicial Officers and members of the Tax Appeals Tribunal have undergone a two-day training on taxation. The training held between March 1and 2 was under the theme, “Current developments in tax Law, practice and administration”. The training was opened by the Deputy Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, at Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort in Kigo. He encouraged judicial officers to utilise the workshop to get acquainted with complex aspects of taxation. “This is an opportunity to engage the experts in the field of taxation regarding the current developments and how they impact…

Judicial Officers Validate Resource Handbook On Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR)

At least 25 participants are attended a validation and training workshop for Judicial Officers on Judicial enforcement of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) at Protea Hotel in Entebbe on 19th - 20th December, 2017. Among the participants are the Judges, Registrars and Magistrates from the different courts in the country. The two day training that was organized by the Judicial Training Institute (JTI) in collaboration with the United Nations Human Rights office of the High Commissioner (UNOHCHR) aims at enhancing the knowledge of judicial officers in making logical and well thought decisions in ESCR cases. In his remarks, Hon.…

AWARENESS RAISING FOR THE JUDICIARY ON ASSET RECOVERY, 5th NOV.,2017

Over 35 participants including judicial officers took part in a one day training on raising awareness for the Judiciary on asset recovery at the Serena Hotel in Kampala. The training organized by the Judicial Training Institute in conjunction with SUGAR-TAF(strengthening Ugandas Anti-Corruption Response ) was facilitated by Andrew Mitchell QC, the Director Public Prosecution Mike Chibita, Deputy IGG George Bamugemeirere and Lady Justice Margaret Tibulya. The training aimed at raising awareness on asset recovery as a corruption fighting mechanism among selected stake holders including the Judiciary. SUGAR-TAF programme was established in 2015 under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government…

Judiciary and Ministry of Land Discuss, “Access To Land Justice”

A number of Judicial officers from the ranks of Judges, Registrars and Magistrates attended a dialogue together with Officers from the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development(LHUD) on access to Land Justice. The one-day dialogue took place on 4th October, 2017 at Imperial Royale, Hotel Kampala The Executive Director of Judicial Training Institute, Hon. Justice Dr. Henry Peter Adonyo in his remarks mentioned that the land office is a key stakeholder in reducing case backlog. He called on the Judiciary to recollect its role on land management for purposes of ensuring equity. The commissioner Land registration Robert Opio, in…

JTI, FHRI and Freedom House Conduct Human Rights Training For Magistrates In Kasese

Judicial Training Institute (JTI) in partnership with Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) and Freedom House (FH)) conducted a two day human rights training for judicial officers at Sandton Hotel, Kasese. This activity was conducted on September 21-22, 2017. The training was attended by 9 judicial officers (1 female and 8 male) from Kabarole, Kasese, Fortportal, Ntoroko, Bushenyi, Kyenjonjo and Bundibugyo. The training included a component on contested human rights issues, domestic relations, trends and impact of judicial independence, gender issues and human rights, gender issues, human rights and refugee law.

JTI Conducts Training of Trainers (TOT) on Gender Equality and Violence Against Women and Girls

At least 20 judicial officers are taking part in a three-day Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop in Gender Equality and Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAW) The training is being conducted by the Judicial Training Institute(JTI), with support from UN Women, under the theme "Capacity Strengthening for Delivery of Gender Responsive Justice Service in the Uganda Judiciary” which is a result of a two-year MoU between the Institute and UN Women. The training was opened by Hon. Justice Dr. Henry Peter Adonyo, the Executive Director JTI who in urged the participants to pay keen interest in the training so that…