• Executive Meeting between the Honourable Bart Katureebe the Chief Justice of Uganda and LASPNET

    Executive Meeting between the Honourable Bart Katureebe the Chief Justice of Uganda and LASPNET

    The board of directors LASPNET, Head of Programmes DGF, Representative from JLOS secretariat and Legal Aid Service Providers met the Chief Justice on 7th August 2015.

  • Chairpersons and Directors Forum

    Chairpersons and Directors Forum

    Executive Directors, Chairpersons and Heads of Institutions of LASPNET during a recent forum which was organization to provide a platform where the membership can set the legal aid agenda for the Network. This was held on 14th October 2014 at Acadia Suites, Kampala

  • Moroto Legal Aid Week

    Moroto Legal Aid Week

    A prison inmate at Moroto Government prison. LASPNET carried out a legal aid open week in the moroto region. There was creation of awareness on the rights of the inmates as well as assisting them in accessing justice through offering legal aid in their matters.

  • Training in Trial Advocacy at Esella Country Hotel

    Training in Trial Advocacy at Esella Country Hotel

    Group Photo of the Faculty Members and Trainees of the Trial Advocacy Training which was held from 12th-15th January 2015

  • The New Board Of Directors

    The New Board Of Directors

    On Friday 21st November 2014, LASPNET elected its 4th Board of Directors.Mr. Samuel Herbert Nsubuga is the new Board Chair replacing Ms Salima Namusobya

  • LASPNET 5th Annual General Meeting

    LASPNET 5th Annual General Meeting

    Participants of the LASPNET 5th Annual General Meeting which took place at Protea Hotel Kampala, taking a group photo. They included the member organizations, strategic partners, development partners, the media and other stakeholders.

  • training-trial advocacy

    training-trial advocacy

  • LASPNET and Action Aid in Legal Aid Open Week at Amuru

    LASPNET and Action Aid in Legal Aid Open Week at Amuru

    LASPNET partnered with Action Aid to hold a legal aid open week in Acholi Region (Amuru District) between 18th to 22nd August 2014

Our Vision

An effective and professional legal system that is accountable, affordable, sustainable and accessible for all

Our Mission

To strengthen access to justice for all by utilizing the synergies of legal aid service providers

Our Mandate

To coordinate, standardize legal aid services provided by different service providers

Latest News & Highlights

Executive Meeting between Honourable Chief Justice Bart Katureebe and LASPNET

  On the 7th  of August 2015 LASPNET Board of Director held breakfast meeting with Chief Justice of Uganda Hon Bert Katureebe.  The meeting took place at the High court building -Kampala and it lasted for about 2 hours. The objective of the meeting was to congratulate his Lordship upon elevation to the office of the Chief Justice and to use the opportunity to share experiences and lessons of the Legal service provision in Uganda and to call upon the  leadership of the Justice Law and Order Sector to fast track enactment of Legal aid policy and law.

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Justice Centres Uganda to hold 3rd Annual Legal Aid Conference

  Legal aid is the provision of free or subsidised legal services to mainly poor and vulnerable people who cannot afford the services of paid lawyers. The right to legal aid is well entrenched in the International and Regional human rights treaty framework to most of which Uganda is a state party. The provision of legal aid addresses the concerns of the poor and vulnerable by focusing on challenges arising from: affordability of user costs, lack of legal representation, and alienation due to technicalities, language and ignorance of legal rights. Poverty, ignorance of the law, the effect of armed conflict, disability or other vulnerability or marginalization are some of the factors that undermine access to justice for the majority of Ugandans. The provision of Legal Aid will greatly contribute to the empowerment of individuals and communities – a key ingredient of poverty reduction efforts thereby contributing to economic development.   

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Judiciary holds 1st National Plea Bargaining Conference

  Legal aid is the provision of free legal services to mainly poor and vulnerable people who cannot afford the services of paid lawyers. The right to legal aid is well entrenched in the International and Regional human rights treaty framework to most of which Uganda is a state party. The provision of legal aid addresses the concerns of the poor and vulnerable by focusing on challenges arising from: affordability of user costs, lack of legal representation, and alienation due to technicalities, language and ignorance of legal rights. Poverty, ignorance of the law, the effect of armed conflict, disability or other vulnerability or marginalization are some of the factors that undermine access to justice for the majority of Ugandans. The provision of Legal Aid will greatly contribute to the empowerment of individuals and communities – a key ingredient of poverty reduction efforts thereby contributing to economic development

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  • 26 June , 2015
      National CSO Fair is an annual event organized by the Uganda National NGO Forum, to provide space for mutual learning, forging viable networks, building solidarity and taking part in debates and discussions with citizens, Government and other stakeholders on development issues and concerns. This 5th National CSO Fair took place on 25th and 26th June 2015 at Hotel Africana, Kampala, under the theme, “Leaving no one behind: Uganda’s Place in the Next Global Development Agenda”. LASPNET participated at the CSO fair through an Exhibition and convening a parallel session under the theme, “A National legal aid framework that promotes peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.”
  • 28 May , 2015
    As we begun the second term this week, all school going children and their parents looked forward with enthusiasm to a new term. Unfortunately for the children who have to depend on the good will of government, this dream was ruined as their teachers laid down their tools in demand of a better pay. Hence while the children of the first and middle class citizens were happily taken to school   to start the second semester, the poor and lower class citizens looked on helplessly or went to school only to be welcomed by empty classrooms.

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ABOUT LASPNET

The Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET) is a national member NGO established in 2004 to provide strategic linkages and a collaboration framework for the Legal Aid Service Providers and maintain a common front to interface with various actors in the Justice, Law and Order Sector in Uganda. It targets three critical aspects of coordination: a collective role bringing together different LASPs for solidarity in strategizing, sharing lessons and experiences, while minimizing duplication; capacitating them through collaborative research and analysis ; as well as documenting, providing needed feedback, and amplifying voice on key issues regarding access to justice/legal aid at regional, national or international level.

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