Supreme Court of Uganda
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The Supreme Court of Uganda is the highest judicial organ in Uganda. It derives its powers from Article 130 of the 1995 Constitution. It is majorly an appellate court with original jurisdiction in a few cases like Presidential election petition. The Supreme Court is headed by the Chief Justice assisted by six justices.
As of January 2011, the following justices constitute the Uganda Supreme Court:
- 1. Benjamin Joseph Odoki - Chief Justice
- 2. John Wilson Nattubu Tsekoko - Justice of the Supreme Court
- 3. Bart Magunda Katureebe - Justice of the Supreme Court
- 4. Jotham Tumwesigye - Justice of the Supreme Court
- 5. Esther Mayambala Kisaakye - Justice of the Supreme Court
- 6. Christine Nakaseeta Kitumba - Justice of the Supreme Court
Among the controversial cases heard by the Supreme court in 2008, is the validity of the death penalty. The main petitioner in this case (appellant as this was an appeal from the constitutional court) was Susan Kigula who has since lost her appeal against her own death sentence for murdering her husband.
Other cases include the last two presidential election petitions in which the court ruled 3:2 in 2001 and 4:3 in 2006, in favor of president Yoweri Museveni's reelection.
- The Judiciary of Uganda Homepage
- Uganda Online Law Library - Courts and Judicature
- Uganda Online Law Library - Supreme Court of Uganda Rules - 76 pp pdf
- Uganda Legal Information Institute
- Uganda Law Society
- East African Law Society
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