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HRNJ-Uganda continues to challenge defamation law in the East African Court of Justice

HRNJ-Uganda continues to challenge defamation law in the East African Court of Justice

Arusha, 14th/November/2018; The Appellate Division of The East African Court of Justice has on Tuesday 13th Nov, 2018 consolidated two Applications filed by the Attorney (A.G) of Uganda and the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) together with 19 other Organizations. The A.G filed an Application seeking Leave of Court to file a Notice of Appeal out

Ugandan government withdraws appeal in a defamation case in the East African Court of Justice, Arusha

Arusha, 10th August 2018, The Attorney General of Uganda has withdrawn an appeal filed on 4th January 2018 at the East African Court of Justice in Arusha Tanzania challenging the decision of the court of First Instance allowing the Media Legal Defence Initiative and 19 other Organizations to be joined as amici curiae (friends of

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

The East African Court of Justice starts hearing a Criminal Defamation case of a journalist.

The East African Court of Justice in Arusha Tanzania on Friday July 31 started hearing a case in which a Ugandan journalist, the late Ssembuusi Ronald, challenged criminal defamation.  A panel of five Judges led by the Principal Judge of the Court, Justice Monica Mugenyi presided over the hearing in the First Instance Court. The

HRNJ-Uganda alert, sentenced CBS radio journalist dies at Masaka hospital

Masaka, 02nd/January/2015; Ronald Ssembuusi, a journalist formally working with the Central Broadcasting Services (CBS) radio has passed on. He died at dawn on the 2nd of January 2015 at Masaka Referral hospital, where he had been admitted due to his deteriorating health.   In October 2014, the Magistrates Court at Kalangala convicted and sentenced Ssembuusi

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