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Judicial Education in Uganda

Many judges in Uganda attended law school or took office before environmental laws were enacted. When environmental cases started to be filed, some judges were unfamiliar with the new laws and most did not have copies of the relevant statutes. Many cases languished without being heard. A national judicial education program—led by Green Advocates, a Ugandan non-governmental organization, with support from the Environmental Law Institute and UN Environment—allowed judges to become familiar with this new area of law.

Environmental Rule of Law, jurisprudence