Criminal Division

The Criminal Division is located on the second floor of High Court Building at Plot 2, the Square.

This is Responsible for hearing all serious criminal offences referred to it by the Magistrates’ Courts.

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All criminal offences such as:

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  • \r\n Murder manslaughter, \r\n
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  • \r\n Treason and other offences carrying death sentence or life imprisonment. \r\n
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According to the Principal Judge's Circular, except for Commercial Court Judges who must attend to only Commercial Court cases, the rest of the Judges of the High Court who are based in Kampala are members of the Criminal Division irrespective of the other Divisions of the High Court that they belong to.

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Each of the above judges is supposed to do, at least, one High Court Criminal Session in a year at Kampala.

Criminal Procedure Act

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