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Justice Julia Sebutinde

Justice Julia Sebutinde (Uganda) was appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

A British-trained Ugandan lawyer, she was called to the Uganda Bar in 1979. From 1978-1991 she worked within Uganda’s Ministry of Justice, where she rose to the level of Principal State Attorney / Principal Legislative Counsel.

From 1991-1996 she worked for the Commonwealth Secretariat, London as a Legislative Consultant and was seconded to the newly-independent Republic of Namibia, where she was attached to the Ministry of Justice as a Legislative expert.

In 1996 she was appointed Judge of the High Court of Uganda.

Between 1999 and 2003 Judge Sebutinde chaired three high-level Commissions which investigated allegations of corruption in the Uganda Police Force, the Ministry of Defence and the Uganda Revenue Authority, respectively.