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.

JOINT STATEMENT - UGANDA: UCC’S STRANGLEHOLD ON EXPRESSION FREEDOMS IS ILLEGITIMATE

Reject communication regulator’s call to suspend 39 journalists from work. (2 May 2019 / Kampala, Uganda) The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) must desist from its illegitimate restrictions on freedom of expression and latest imperious calls to suspend at least 39 journalists,the undersigned organisations said today.

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IGG LAUNCHES LASPNET ASSESSMENT REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE JLOS ANTI-CORRUPTION STRATEGY 2012

An assessment report on the implementation of the Justice Law and Order Sector Anti-Corruption Strategy (JACS) 2012 was, launched on Wednesday April 17th 2019 at Hotel Africana by Hon. Justice Irene Mulyangonja, the Inspector General of Government. 

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LASPNET PARTNERS WITH AVOCATS SANS FRONTIERES TO TRAIN LEGAL AID LAWYERS ON BUSINESS, HUMAN RIGHTS AND CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY.

On the 30th and 31st January 2019, Avocats Sans Frontieres in partnership with LASPNET convened a training for Legal Aid Service Provider advocates on business, human rights and corporate accountability at Esella Country Hotel. 

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PRESS RELEASE - LAUNCH OF REPORT ON RULE OF LAW,ACCESS TO JUSTICE & SECURITY NEEDS FOR REFUGEES & HOSTS IN ISINGIRO AND ARUA

Report reveals gaps in Rule of Law, Access to Justice and Security needs among refugees and host communities in Uganda

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LASPNET LAUNCHES REPORT ON ACCESS TO JUSTICE NEEDS FOR THE YOUTH IN UGANDA: VULNERABILITY, POVERTY AND CORRUPTION HINDRANCES

The largest proportion of Uganda’s population (78%) is comprised of youths who overtime have been exposed to a number of vulnerabilities such as poverty. Given their lack of employment and abuse of drugs, SGBV among others, many are usually caught on the wrong side of the law yet lack the capacity to fight back. Approximately 63% of the prison population is made up of youths

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  • 01 December , 2018
    Hon. Justice Remmy Kasule, an honorary member of LASPNET and Chairperson of the Uganda Law Council re-affirmed the place of legal aid in the Access to Justice arena given its positive contribution to uplifting the plight of the voiceless. This was during the handover ceremony for the new LASPNET Board of Directors held at Country Lake Resort Hotel in Garuga on 23rd November 2018
  • 06 November , 2018
    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
  • 06 November , 2018
    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.
  • 04 October , 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.
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