Court of Appeal of Uganda
The Court of Appeal of Uganda (also constituted as the Constitutional Court of Uganda) is the second-highest judicial organ in Uganda. It derives its powers from Article 134 of the 1995 Constitution. It is an appellate court when hearing cases appealed from the High Court of Uganda. However, it has original jurisdiction when adjudicating matters relating to the constitutionality of matters before it. All judgments by the Court of Appeal are theoretically appealable to the Supreme Court of Uganda, if the Supreme Court decides to hear the appeal.
|Court of Appeal of Uganda|
|Authorized by||Constitution of Uganda|
|Appeals to||Supreme Court of Uganda|
|Number of positions||15|
|Deputy Chief Justice of Uganda|
The Court of Appeal of Uganda is located in Twed Towers, on the fourth floor, along Kafu Road, in the neighborhood called Nakasero, in the Central Division of Kampala, the capital and largest city in Uganda. The geographical coordinates of the offices of the Uganda Court of Appeal are: 0°19'34.0"N, 32°35'01.0"E (Latitude:0.326111; Longitude:32.583611).
The Court of Appeal of Uganda is headed by the deputy chief justice and has fourteen other justices. The quorum required for a court decision varies depending on the matters under consideration. When sitting as an appellate court in a civil or criminal matter, the required quorum is an odd number of justices, not less than three in number. When sitting to consider a constitutional matter, quorum is achieved by an odd number of justices, not less than five. In Uganda, the Deputy Chief Justice is not a member of the Supreme Court.
The Justices of the Court of Appeal of Uganda are headed by the Deputy Chief Justice of Uganda. The following are the justices of the Court of Appeal of Uganda, as of 20 August 2020:
- Richard Buteera (Deputy Chief Justice)
- Martin Stephen Egonda-Ntende
- Remmy Kasule
- Irene Mulyagonja
- Kenneth Kakuru
- Monica Mugenyi
- Geoffrey Kiryabwire
- Elizabeth Musoke
- Hellen Obura
- Catherine Bamugemereire (On secondment to Uganda Land Tribunal)
- Barishaki Cheborion
- Simon Mugenyi Byabakama (On secondment to Uganda Electoral Commission)
- Christopher Izama Madrama
- Stephen Musota
- Percy Tuhaise
- Ezekiel Muhanguzi
- Muzamiru Kibeedi Mutangula
List of deputy chief justicesEdit
|Rank||Name of Justice||Term in Office|
|1||Seth Manyindo||until 2001|
|1||Laeticia Kikonyogo||2001 until 2010|
|2||Elizabeth Mpagi Bahigeine||2010 until 2012|
|3||Constance Byamugisha||2012 until 2013|
|4||Steven Kavuma||2015 until 2017|
|5||Alfonse Owiny-Dollo||2017 until 2020|
|3||Richard Buteera||Since 2020|
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