KAMPALA – The ongoing first in-house scientific Criminal Appeals Session at the Court of Appeal is utilizing the video conferencing system as one of the measures to expedite hearings and avert the spread of COVID-19.
In the session, the Justices and advocates are physically present in court while their clients are participating via the video conferencing facility.
Here, virtual servers, two big flat screens erected at the front and back of the court; cameras and microphones to relay the audio and video have been fitted to ease transmission of proceedings from the Court to Luzira Maximum Security Prison Virtual Court.
The Deputy Chief Justice, Richard Buteera, and Justices; Geoffrey Kiryabwire, Catherine Bamugemereire and Remmy Kasule are presiding over the session.
Similar facilities have equally been set up at the Supreme Court. Since 2001, the Judiciary has been transforming its structures to adapt to new technology in order to improve efficiency, tackle case backlog and reduce bureaucracy in handling of cases filed before it, and bring justice closer to the ordinary people.