Court of Appeal to handle 48 Civil Matters in three weeks

The Court of Appeal this week kicked off a three-week long session of day to day hearings where 41 Civil Appeals and seven applications are going to be handled.

The session, which is the second for the Court since the year begun, is being presided over by Justices; Geoffrey Kiryabwire, Monica Mugenyi and Remmy Kasule.

The Court’s Registrar, Susan Kanyange, explained that most of the Appeals being handled are matters which were filed in 2013 and another in 2006.

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“In this session, their Lordships are majorly handling old appeals with an exception of three matters that were filed last year. Our practice is to follow the principle of first in first out,” she said.

Adding that the Session is one of the efforts by the Court to backlog.

The Court’s Ag. Assistant Registrar, Mary Babirye, reiterated this stance saying the Justices are doing everything possible to reduce backlog.

She urged advocates of the parties to file written submissions ahead of the hearings.

HW Babirye said the Court is following all the protocols put in place to avert the spread of Covid-19 by ensuring that only parties involved in the matters cause-listed attend the hearings.

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