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L-R)Esther Nyangoma (state attorney), Harriet Nalukenge (State Attorney) and the senior state attorney Jeffrey Atwiine who are opposing the petition at the EACJ. Photo: Haruna

Regional court grants permission to 20 organizations to join criminal defamation case

The struggle to strike off criminal defamation from East African statute books was on Tuesday 28 June 2016 enhanced by the regional court in Arusha Tanzania. Five judges of First Instance Division of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) agreed to accept the application of twenty media and human rights organization within Uganda and...

East African Court allows UN, AU Special Rapporteurs into Criminal Defamation Case

Kampala, 16th/November/2015; The East African Court of Justice seating in Arusha on Thursday 12th/November/2015 accepted David Kaye, the United Nations‘ Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression and Faith Dikeledi Pansy Tlakula of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights‘ Special Rapporteur on Freedom of...

East African court sets new date for criminal defamation case

The East African Court of Justice in Arusha will on 12th November, 2015 resume the hearing of a case challenging Uganda’s criminal defamation law. According to the hearing notice issued on 21st September 2015, the Registrar of the Court said the case will be heard at 9.30am at Arusha by a panel of five judges...

CRIMINAL LIBEL CASE AGAINST CBS JOURNALIST FAILS TO TAKE OFF

09th/Mar/2012: A case in which former Kalangala district chairperson Daniel Kikoola accuses a journalist Ronald Ssembuusi of criminal libel has failed to take off and adjourned to 20th of this month. Kikoola alleges that Ssembuusi, a correspondent for the Buganda Kingdom’ private Central Broadcasting Services (CBS) radio for Kalangala district in the Central Uganda region...

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