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.

LASPNET’S 9th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING USHERS IN NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

On 26th October 2018, LASPNET members convened at Hotel Africana for the 9th Annual General Assembly (AGM) of the Network. This was an electoral AGM that saw a new Board of Directors ushered in to serve for the next two years (2018-2020). The AGM is the highest policy making organ of the Network that discusses and recommends issues for implementation by the Board of Directors. It was attended by 64 participants (26 male and 38 female) with representation from 30 organizations

Read more...

STATE, NON-STATE ACTORS TRACK IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG16 AT 4TH ACCESS TO JUSTICE CONFERENCE

Despite reforms by the Judiciary to ease dispensation of justice, the institution is still grappling with delays in disposing off cases, corruption, high prison congestion and few judicial officers among other challenges.

Read more...

LAND ACTORS APPLAUD LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY’S REJECTION OF CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO 13 OF 2017

On Wednesday 5th September 2018, Civil society land actors welcomed the rejection by the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament of the proposed changes to the Constitutional Amendment Bill No. 13/2017.

Read more...

PARLIAMENT GIVES ATTORNEY GENERAL 30 DAYS TO TABLE THE LEGAL AID BILL 2018

On Thursday 27th September 2018, Members of Parliament displayed a united front when debating the request to allow the tabling a motion to present a Private members Legal Aid Bill. 2018. This followed a passionate presentation by Hon. Lyandro Komakech, MP Gulu Municipality and the mover of the private members bill. This motion was seconded by Hon.Veronica Eragu, the Woman MP for Kaberamaido who justified the need for the bill saying it would enable citizens access justice irrespective of their economic and social status; greatly reduce the costs for family maintenance, reduce case backlogs in courts of law as well as address the land rights of women in Uganda.

Read more...

JUSTICE NABISINDE LAUNCHES CROWD FUNDING SOFTWARE FOR LWENGO DISTRICT

“It is high time we contribute to our own needs, this will increase responsibility and accountability in access to justice”. Her Lordship Dr.Winifred Nabisinde said this as she officially launched the crowd funding software for Lwengo district. Crowd funding is an online fundraising software that allows collection of modest amounts of money from many people into a pool that realizes sufficient funding for a particular project or activity. 

Read more...

More Articles...

  • 30 August , 2018
    On Tuesday 21st August 2018, LEGAL AID SERVICE PROVIDERS NETWORK (LASPNET) signed a partnership agreement with OXFAM in Uganda to implement a one-year   project titled “Campaign for pro-poor, effective and inclusive land reforms in Uganda” under its strategic goal of the right to be heard.  
  • 07 August , 2018
    On 31st July 2018, LASPNET in partnership with the Greater North Parliamentary Forum (GNPF) trained and inducted members of parliament as Legal Aid Ambassadors. The event held at Serena Hotel Kampala with major support from UNWomen and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was part the ongoing campaign by LASPNET and GNPF to fast track the enactment of a legal aid policy framework in Uganda.
  • 13 July , 2018
    LASPNET with support from the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) is implementing a project to monitor both good practices and corruption incidences in three piloted justice institutions of Uganda Police Force (UPF), Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and Judiciary. The project commenced in July 2016 and its overall project objective is to support implementation of the JLOS Anti-Corruption Strategy. The specific objectives include;
  • 27 June , 2018
    The term Pro bono refers to a professional service offered for the good of the public, usually to people who are unable to afford it. As the legal fraternity today celebrates the 8th Annual Pro Bono Day, Sylvia Namubiru Mukasa, the Executive Director of Legal Aid Service Provider’s Network (LASPNET) explains what their work entails, their accomplishments and their vision for the future What is LASPNET and how has it contributed towards advancing access to justice in Uganda? Legal Aid Service Provider’s Network (LASPNET) is a network that was established in 2004.
:

Join our mails list

To receive our latest news and updates.



Contact Us

  • Plot 10, Block 75 Balintuma Road, Mengo.
    P.O. Box 8488, Kampala-Uganda
  • Tel: +256(0)393513733 
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.