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National Court Open Day To Engage Public On Ways To Tackle Case Backlog

Chief Justice Owiny Dollo

By Agency

The Judiciary has revealed that one of the issues to be handled on their first ever National Court Open Day is to interact with the public regarding strategies the justice system needs to implore so as to eliminate case backlog.

According to the Judiciary Public Relations Officer James Jumire Ereemye Mawanda, it is also intended to promote sensitization highlighting the services the Judiciary offers, emphasizing mechanisms being re-engineered to improve service delivery and receiving feedback from the public to get areas of improvement from the public.

He said on the National Court Open Day slated for April 15th, 2024 at Kololo Independence Grounds, all stake holders in the Justice system including the public, police, prisons, Prosecutors and lawyers will meet and interact with the public such that they can understand their role in the chain of the court system and processes.

The National Court Open Day event will be presided over by the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo and other Top leadership of the Judiciary.

According to the Annual Performance Report of the Judiciary for 2023, the judiciary had a case backlog of 43,617 cases that have been in the system for many years.

A case is considered backlog in Uganda when it has spent more than two years in the court system without being concluded.

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