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Uganda Law Society speaks out against acting judges

The Uganda Law Society wants the process of appointing judges opened and subjected to public scrutiny. The society which is charged with ensuring high levels of professionalism among lawyers in Uganda described the process of appointing judges as opaque.

The Association’s President, Bernard Oundo, speaking at the 6th Chief Justice Benedicto Kiwanuka memorial lecture in Kampala said it was important to ensure a transparent process of appointment of judges. He said it should be based on merit. This year’s Benedicto Kiwanuka lecture was under the theme; Enhancing Judicial Accountability, Transparency and the Rule of Law.

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