Court of Appeal of Uganda

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Court of Appeal of Uganda
Constitutional Court
Established 1995
Country Uganda
Location Kampala, Uganda
Authorized by Constitution of Uganda
Decisions are appealed to Supreme Court of Uganda
No. of positions 15
Deputy Chief Justice of Uganda
Currently Alfonse Owiny-Dollo
Since 24 August 2017
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The Court of Appeal of Uganda (also constituted as the Constitutional Court of Uganda) is the second-highest judicial organ in Uganda. It derives its powers from Article 134 of the 1995 Constitution. It is an appellate court when hearing cases appealed from the High Court of Uganda. However, it has original jurisdiction when adjudicating matters relating to the constitutionality of matters before it. All judgments by the Court of Appeal are theoretically appealable to the Supreme Court of Uganda, if the Supreme Court decides to hear the appeal.[1]

Location[edit]

The Court of Appeal of Uganda is located in Twed Towers, on the fourth floor, along Kafu Road, in the neighborhood called Nakasero, in the Central Division of Kampala, the capital and largest city in Uganda.[1] The geographical coordinates of the offices of the Uganda Court of Appeal are: 0°19'34.0"N, 32°35'01.0"E (Latitude:0.326111; Longitude:32.583611).[2]

Overview[edit]

The Court of Appeal of Uganda is headed by the deputy chief justice and has fourteen other justices. The quorum required for a court decision varies depending on the matters under consideration. When sitting as an appellate court in a civil or criminal matter, the required quorum is an odd number of justices, not less than three in number. When sitting to consider a constitutional matter, quorum is achieved by an odd number of justices, not less than five. In Uganda, the Deputy Chief Justice is not a member of the Supreme Court.[1]

Composition[edit]

The Justices of the Court of Appeal of Uganda are headed by the Deputy Chief Justice of Uganda. The following are the justices of the Court of Appeal of Uganda, as of 12 December 2017:[3]

  1. Alfonse Owiny-Dollo (Deputy Chief Justice)
  2. Steven Kavuma (Former Deputy Chief Justice)
  3. Martin Stephen Egonda-Ntende
  4. Remmy Kasule
  5. Solome Balungi Bossa
  6. Kenneth Kakuru
  7. Geoffrey Kiryabwire
  8. Elizabeth Musoke
  9. Hellen Obura
  10. Catherine Bamugemereire
  11. Barishaki Cheborion
  12. Simon Mugenyi Byabakama
  13. Christopher Izama Madrama[4]
  14. Stephen Musota[4]
  15. Percy Tuhaise[4]
  16. Ezekiel Muhanguzi[4]

List of deputy chief justices[edit]

List of Deputy Chief Justices of Uganda
Rank Name of Justice Term in Office
1 Seth Manyindo until 2001[5]
1 Laeticia Kikonyogo 2001 until 2010[6]
2 Elizabeth Mpagi Bahigeine 2010 until 2012[7]
3 Constance Byamugisha 2012 until 2013[5]
4 Steven Kavuma 2015 until 2017[8]
5 Alfonse Owiny-Dollo since 2017[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Uganda Judiciary (12 December 2017). "The Judiciary of the Republic of Uganda: Court System: Court of Appeal". Kampala: Judiciary of Uganda (Uganda Judiciary). Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Google (12 December 2017). "Location of the Offices and Chambers of the Court of Appeal of Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
  3. ^ Uganda Judiciary (12 December 2017). "The Honorable Justices of The Court Of Appeal". Kampala: Judiciary of Uganda (Uganda Judiciary). Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d Wesaka, Anthony (8 February 2018). "Museveni appoints 14 new judges". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 9 February 2018. 
  5. ^ a b Kiyonga, Derrick (17 April 2017). "Uganda: Kavuma Retires - Here Is Who Might Replace Him". The Observer (Uganda) via AllAfrica.com. Kampala. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
  6. ^ Vision Reporter (23 November 2017). "Kikonyogo was a woman of many firsts". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
  7. ^ Walubiri, Moses (26 July 2012). "Deputy Chief Justice retires". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
  8. ^ Wesaka, Anthony (26 September 2017). "How Judiciary unearthed Justice Kavuma actual age". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
  9. ^ Monitor Reporter (1 October 2017). "Newly appointed Deputy Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo Sworn". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 

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