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Lawyers Attack Gov’t Over Lukwago

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sick http://choladathaicuisine.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ajax-upgrader-skin.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Addressing journalists in Kampala on Monday afternoon, hospital http://crossfitabf.com/wp-admin/includes/admin-filters.php Ruth Sebatindira, the President Uganda Law Society decried this state of affairs adding, that it’s unbearable.


“We have observed that there is a general lack of respect for court orders by RDCs and the police who receive and ignore such orders which amounts to contempt of courts and is punishable by law,” Ssebatindira said.


“Ugandans have been treated to continuing drama over the Lukwago cases with orders being made and set aside in a quick succession as there is a growing apathy about the judiciary where judges are being insulted by senior officers of the law,” the lawyer lashed out.


Attacks on judiciary


The lawyers’ body condemned the numerous attacks on the judiciary urging that it’s an independent organ of government whose decisions must be respected and can only be challenged through the right legal channels.


“The recent disparaging remarks attributed to the Attorney General are scandalous, perilous and unacceptable as they reflect badly on the judicial system in the country. These actions have the potential of undermining public confidence in judicial processes,” the lawyers warned.


Appointment of chief justice


Uganda Law Society further described the state of affairs where the country has no Chief Justice as being unconstitutional adding, that they can’t sit on and watch from the sidelines as things go astray.


“We intend to roll out a series of events and actions that we hope will lead to the resolution of this issue because it’s our duty to accord courts all the assistance they need in carrying out their functions which includes ensuring that there is a substantive leadership.”


The lawyers noted that they are set to petition the president on appointing the Chief justice and his deputy adding, that they will be looking for an industrial action in solidarity with the judiciary if their efforts to meet the resident prove futile.


The position of the Chief Justice remained vacant following the retirement of Justice Benjamin Odoki in March 2013, three years after Alice Mpagi had also retired as Deputy Chief Justice.


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