The Unsung Hero: Justice Gadenya Paul Wolimbwa

Justice Gadenya Paul Wolimbwa
Judge of the High Court

He holds a holds a Bachelor’s of Laws Degree from Makerere University (1993), post graduate diploma from Law Development Centre (1994) Master’s degree of Laws in Human Rights and Democratization in Africa from University of Pretoria (2002).

He joined public service in 1995 as a Magistrate Grade One, rising to the position of chief magistrate of the white collar criminal court in Uganda.

Between May to August 2004, he was a Visiting Professional in the Legal Advisory Section of the International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands.

Mr. Gadenya was later assigned acting assistant registrar of the Civil Division of the High Court between 2005 to June 2007.

In 2007, he was appointed deputy registrar, and served at the Civil Division of the High Court. Between July 2008 and August 2009, he served in the same capacity at the Anti-Corruption Division of the High Court. He took a break from the bench and went on to work as Senior Technical Advisor of the Justice Law and Order Sector between September 2009 and April 2014. Thereafter, he was appointed the chief registrar of the Judiciary before being appointed as Justice of the High Court of Uganda as Head of Executions and Bailiffs.

He has been instrumental in reforming the Judiciary into an accountable, business oriented and yet a people centric institution. In particular, he has worked on the restructuring of the Judiciary, designing a case backlog reduction strategy; reforming and rationalising the Inspectorate of Courts; developing a schedule of duties for Registrars and Magistrates; rationalising staff posting to the workload; open up the Judiciary to the public through the establishment of a vibrant public relations office; leading the drafting of the 4th Strategic Investment Plan for the Judiciary; Reform of Sentencing and roll out of plea bargaining and promoting better understanding of the role of the Judiciary to the Legislature and the Executive.

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