Newsletter: Evolve in 2018

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2018 was an incredible year for Evolve. Our newsletter, Evolve in 2018, takes an in-depth look at our activities and achievements in 2018, which would not have been possible without your support, including: In January 2018, Evolve came together with the entire Judiciary of Uganda, as well as other key stakeholders in the criminal justice […]

Marianne Alton wins Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year

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Evolve congratulates its trustee, Marianne Alton, for winning Advocate’s ‘Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year’ award which was presented at the Annual and Young Bar Conference on 24 November 2018. Marianne’s award was based on her exceptional dedication to access to justice in Uganda. Evolve’s Founder and Director Tanya Murshed said “Marianne’s commitment to […]

We’re Recruiting!

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Evolve are looking to recruit exceptional and committed volunteer BPTC students and graduates with an interest in criminal law to assist with a five week research project on sentencing, in preparation for a national sentencing conference in Uganda starting on 21 January 2018. Successful applicants will be required to attend a training session on Monday […]

Tanya Murshed receives Bar Pro Bono Award 2017

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Tanya Murshed was picked as the winner from eleven nominees for the 2017 Sydney Elland Goldsmith Bar Pro Bono Award, having been selected by an expert panel. Lord Goldsmith QC, the Bar Pro Bono Unit Founder and President, and Chair of the Award judging panel, said: “Tanya has shown outstanding commitment to a specific issue within […]

The Discount Orchestra

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On 20 January 2017,  The Discount Orchestra and Iran Contraband performed at the famous Water Rats in a charity fundraiser for Evolve.  Thank you to everyone that attended and for all your support.  The event was a huge success, raising over £1000 for Evolve. All monies raised will go directly to progressing our work in […]

Evolve train military judges and lawyers

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On 25-26 August 2016, Evolve in partnership with The Uganda Law Society trained 40 judges and advocates from the General Court Martial and Court Martial Appeal Court. The training covered sentencing and mitigation in criminal cases from both a domestic and international law perspective. The event was attended by senior members of the military and […]

Uganda’s Court of Appeal sets out the test for the discretionary application of the death penalty

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In a significant judgment handed down in the case of Kakubi Paul and Muramuzi David v Uganda (Criminal Appeal No. 126 of 2008) on 22 August 2016, Uganda’s Court of Appeal overturned the death sentences imposed on the Appellants and substituted sentences of 20 years’ imprisonment. The Appellants, two brothers, had been convicted of murder […]

Evolve’s official launch

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On 11 July 2016, Evolve’s official launch took place at the spectacular offices of hosts Kirkland and Ellis, in London’s iconic Gherkin.  The event was attended by eminent members of the legal profession and heads of organisations focusing on human rights and development. The event saw insightful speeches given by Sir Fazle Abed (Founder and Chairperson […]