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Sebutinde named Mutesa I Royal university chancellor

Justice Julia Sebutinde of International Criminal Court delivering a paper l during Abu Mayanja Memorial lecture on August 06,2008. at Sheraton Kampala Hotel. Photo by Maria Wamala.

Julia Sebutinde

Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi has appointed Justice Julia Sebutinde the new Chancellor of Buganda Kingdom’s Mutesa I Royal University.

According to New Vision, the development was disclosed by the Katikkiro Peter Charles Mayiga on Monday while addressing the Lukiiko (Buganda assembly) at Bulange Mengo, in Rubaga division.

“The Kabaka appointed Justice Julia Sebutinde as the new Chancellor for Mutesa I Royal University. But the Kabaka remains Chancellor until Sebutinde is installed,” the newspaper quotes Mayiga as saying.

Sebutinde is replacing the Kabaka who has been Chancellor since the university was initiated.

Mutebi was installed chancellor on April 15, 2011 to head the kingdom owned university.

Justice Sebutinde currently works with the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) in Hague, Netherlands.

A former Judge of the High Court of Uganda, in 2005, Sebutinde was appointed Presiding Judge in the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia.

She also worked at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London and at the Ministry of Justice of Namibia.

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