• LASPNET & ASF PETITIONS THE PRINCIPAL JUDGE OVER BIL CONDITIONS & PRACTICES ON 19TH APRIL 2021

    LASPNET & ASF PETITIONS THE PRINCIPAL JUDGE OVER BIL CONDITIONS & PRACTICES ON 19TH APRIL 2021

    Hon. Principal Judge Dr. Flavian Zeija posing with members of LASPNET Staff

  • National Dissemination & Dailogue Meeting on Mental Health & Psychosocial Support  for SGBV survivors at Mestil Hotel on 15th April 2021 organized by TPO, LASPNET & CORDAID

    National Dissemination & Dailogue Meeting on Mental Health & Psychosocial Support for SGBV survivors at Mestil Hotel on 15th April 2021 organized by TPO, LASPNET & CORDAID

    Participants pose for a group photo at Mestil Hotel

  • TRIAL ADVOCACY TRAINING

    TRIAL ADVOCACY TRAINING

    Participants pose for a group photo at the Trial Advocacy training held at Piato Restuarant

  • HAND OVER OF BICYCLES

    HAND OVER OF BICYCLES

    Dr. Sylvia Namubiru Mukasa hands over bicycles to the rapid response lawyers to facilitate their activities

  • Legal Aid Innovations Conference 2

    Legal Aid Innovations Conference 2

    Organizing and Technical Committee posing for a group photo

  • ELECTION DIALOGUE

    ELECTION DIALOGUE

    Participants pose for a group photo at the election dialogue held at Fairway Hotel

  • BOARD HANDOVER

    BOARD HANDOVER

    Outgoing and incoming board of directors pose for a picture at the Board and Staff Retreat at Lake Bunyonyi Kabale

  • 11th Annual General Meeting 2020

    11th Annual General Meeting 2020

    LASPNET staff and boad of directors pose for a group photo at the 11th Annual General Meeting held at Hotel Africana

  • Launch of the paralegal Voice magazine

    Launch of the paralegal Voice magazine

    Participants pose for a group photo at the launch of the paralegal voice magazine at Mestil Hotel

  • Press Conference Condemning Human Rights Violations by LDUs and Police Brutality

    Press Conference Condemning Human Rights Violations by LDUs and Police Brutality

    The CEO LASPNET(C), Board Chairperson(L) and Mr. Eron Kiiza(R) during the press conference held at Piato Restaurant.

  • 6TH CEOs FORUM 2020

    6TH CEOs FORUM 2020

    LASP CEO's pose for a pose for a group photo at the CEO's forum held at Fairway Hotel

  • MEETING WITH THE SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT ON THE PROGRESS ON THE ENACTMENT OF THE LEGAL AID LAW

    MEETING WITH THE SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT ON THE PROGRESS ON THE ENACTMENT OF THE LEGAL AID LAW

    LASPNET team, Greater North Parliamentary forum and the Legal Aid National Technical Working Committee brief the speaker of parliament on the ongoing efforts to pass the legal aid law

Our Vision

A Free and Just Society.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Our Mission

To provide a platform for effective networking and collaboration to enhance legal aid service delivery and access to justice for the most vulnerable and marginalised people.

Our Goal

To Improve networking, collaboration and coordination among legal aid service providers in Uganda.                                                                     

Our Mandate

To strengthen coordination and networking of LASPs, harmonisation and standardisation of legal aid service provision by the different service providers, lobbying and advocacy to facilitate a favourable legal and policy environment.

Features & Highlights

20 Billion Needed for Pro-Bono Services

(By Simon Musasizi- The Weekly Observer)   In 2010, when Night (not real name) fled her violent husband’s home and returned to her parents in Kasese, she expected him to go for her – as is often the norm in Uganda. To her surprise, things didn’t happen that way. It was, instead, a court bailiff who came knocking at her father’s door in May last year.The bailiffs had carried court summons from Makindye magistrate’s court, requiring Night to appear before the court within two weeks in a divorce case filed by her husband.“The letter was delivered 10 days after it had been issued.

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CSO Executive survives assassination attempt

The Coordinator of Soroti Development Association and NGO’s Network (SODANN), Mr. Omiat Moses and one other staff narrowly survived death when unknown assailants attacked them with a gun.The incident took place on May 7 2004 between 2:30pm and 3:00pm at the organization’s premises on Harridas road in Northern Division of Soroti Municipality. In a case filed at the Soroti Central Police Station under file number SD/19/08/05/2014, Phillip Echodu, a volunteer with SODANN narrated that two men walked into the reception of the office demanding for the coordinator, who had been away from office for a week. 

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Millions lack access to adequate justice, face illegal detention, other abuses

www.unodc.org// Many countries still lack the necessary resources and capacity to provide legal aid for suspects, those charged with a criminal offence, prisoners, victims and witnesses. Providing adequate legal aid is key in developing a more efficient legal system. This helps make better use of limited State resources, promotes greater community involvement in the criminal justice system - including facilitating community-based sanctions and non-custodial measures -, reduces the unnecessary use of detention and imprisonment, and rationalizes criminal justice policies.

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  • 08 July , 2014
    Legal aid should be perceived broadly beyond court processes so that it can be used to enhance options likely to divert some matters from the already clogged court system through Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms like arbitration and mediation as well as counseling and psycho-socio support. This was revealed by the Acting Chief Justice Steven Kavuma while opening a two days  Second National Legal Aid Conference which took place on 26th and 27th June 2014 at Imperial Royale Hotel.
  • 06 July , 2014
      The 2nd National Legal Aid Conference that took place on 26th and 27th June was quite a success. We would like to thank all gallant members who participated and made it successful. We would also in a special way like to appreciate the organizers, the tusk force committee, the Justice centers, JLOS institute, Ministry of Justice and constitutional affairs, the parliament of Uganda, the development partners, strategic partners, regional partners, civil society, all LASPs, the media and the general public for making the 2nd National Legal Aid conference a success. We look forward to your continued support and cooperation. Please download the presentations of the 2nd National Legal Aid Conference here IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORK FOR LEGAL AID IN UGANDA [234.27 KB] Legal Aid Conference - Programme - Final (5)-2 [593.7 KB] Opening Remarks by Justice Adonyo [65.55 KB] ROADMAP TO A NATIONAL LEGAL AID SCHEME IN KENYA-Caro's Presentation. [390 KB] ROADMAP TO A NATIONAL LEGAL AID SCHEME IN KENYA-Caro's Presentation. [6.22 MB] Speech by the Chief Justice at the 2nd National Legal Aid Confe [3.01 MB] THE RELEVANCE OF LEGAL AID TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND IN UGANDA [5.18 MB] The Use of Legal Aid to realise other rights - Experiences from the Great Lakes Region By Tito Byenkya [1.27 MB] The provision of legal aid by the non-state actors in Uganda [1013.57 KB] The provision of legal aid services by state-funded mechanisms in Uganda challenges and opportunities [998.62 KB] UNDERTAKINGS FROM THE 1ST NATIONAL LEGAL AID CONFERENCE [326.53 KB]  

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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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