Uganda's First Sikh High Court Judge Sworn In

May 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Network

Justice Anup Singh Choudry was today sworn in as the first Sikh High Court judge in Uganda at the swearing in ceremony that took place at the State House Entebbe before the President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Museweni and before the Chief Justice of Uganda Bejamin Odoki.

Justice Choudry 58, is a Ugandan born Asian who was a resident of United Kingdom and is believed to be the first non African in the Ugandan judiciary and the only turbaned Sikh judge in East Africa.

Justice Choudry went to schools in Uganda and then went to England for higher education. He studied at the University of London and the University of Cambridge. After qualifying as an English lawyer he practiced law in England for 20 years until 2000 and then practiced as an auditor in quality control. In 2004 he was nominated for appointment as a Judge of the Uganda High Court by thy Uganda’s Judicial Service Commission and approved by the parliament last month.