BEST JUDGES RECOGNIZED
A public interest law scorecard by Centre for Public Interest Law and Coalition for Strengthening of the Independence of Judiciary has named the best-performing judges in the judiciary, as well as the best performing courts.
The coalition has six members including Legal Aid Service Providers Network, the Centre for Public Interest, Chapter Four Uganda, Anti-Corruption Coalition, Foundation for Human Rights Initiative and Uganda Association of Human Rights Lawyers.
According to the scorecard report, Justice Stella Amoko was ranked best judge in the Supreme Court scoring 97.1 per cent, while Justice Remmy Kasule topped judges in the Court of Appeal with 79.9 per cent.
Stephen Mubiru of Arua High Court topped the High court circuit with 96.3 per cent, while Faith Everest Palodi, the Chief Magistrate of Arua was the best magistrate with 89.8 per cent.
The scores were presented by former Uganda Law Society President, Francis Gimara.
AUDIO: "….Justice Remmy Kasule...."
According to the scorecard, the criminal division of the High Court was the best ranked in the exceptional category, while the Supreme Court, Arua High Court and Commercial Division of the High Court were ranked in the very good category.
Chief Justice Bart Katureebe said majority of judicial officers are committed to changing the sector for the better.
He also admitted that there are some bad officers, adding that the challenge at hand is how to isolate the bad ones and motivate the good ones.
AUDIO: "…motivate the good ones..."