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.

A STATEMENT ON THE PRELIMINARY FINDINGS ON THE IMPACT OF THE 2021 GENERAL ELECTIONS ON HUMAN RIGHTS; ACCESS TO JUSTICE AND RULE OF LAW IN UGANDA

LASPNET  and its  Legal Rapid response team has released a statement on the Impact of the 2021 Elections on Human rights Access to Justice and Rule of law. A total of 28 media houses* were  present, among which include;*Radios* Sanyu Fm, Xfm, Bukedde Fm, Radio one, Beat Fm, Impact Fm, City Fm, Mama FM, Radio four, Bilal Fm, Simba Fm, Prime Radio, Radio Sapientia, CBS FM.

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LASPNET TO EMPOWER INFORMAL AND FORMAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS TO HANDLE GENDER BASED VIOLENCE (GBV) IN MUKONO, BUIKWE AND KAYUNGA DISTRICTS WITH SUPPORT FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION

Uganda just like other countries is grappling with Gender Based Violence (GBV). Whereas Uganda scores highly in enacting gender responsive laws and policies including ratification and domestication of key human rights instruments to curb GBV such as the Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW); 1995 Constitution and Domestic Violence Act (2010) as well as setting up law enforcement agencies and structures such as the Police and the Judiciary to better respond and handle GBV, the vice remains rampant

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CHIEF JUSTICE CALLS UPON GOVERNMENT AND STAKEHOLDERS TO INVEST MORE IN ACCESS TO JUSTICE INNOVATIONS AT THE SECOND LEGAL AID INNOVATIONS CONFERENCE (LAICON 2)

LASPNET with its partners Barefoot Law, JLOS, HiiL and with funding support from the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) convened the second Legal Aid Innovations Conference (LAICON 2) on 22nd October 2020 at Mestil Hotel. This was a build up to the inaugural Legal Aid Innovations Conference held on 7th and 8th September 2017

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LASPNET USHERS IN A NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT 11th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

On 23rd October 2020, LASPNET convened its 11th Annual General Meeting at Hotel Africana in which a new governing Board of Directors for the year 2020-2022 was elected. The General Assembly is the highest policy organ of the Network, and is convened each calendar year. It was a hybrid event with both physical and virtual participation. A total of 74 (42 Male: 32 Female) participants who included LASPNET members and Staff of the Network attended the AGM.

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LASPNET supported by IDLO to strengthen capacity of LASPs in legal aid service delivery

On 25th June 2020, LASPNET formally welcomed on board a new Development Partner - the International Development Law Organization (IDLO). IDLO is the only inter-governmental organization exclusively devoted to promoting the rule of law.

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  • 30 July , 2020
    On 29th June 2020, LASPNET in partnership with the Greater North Parliamentary Forum (GNFP) convened a Breakfast meeting to engage the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of parliament about fast tracking the passing of the delayed legal aid Law.
  • 24 April , 2020
    We are pleased to share with you our Petition to The Hon Chief Justice and various Heads of JLOS institutions making a case for the classification of Legal Services as essential services amidst the lockdown.
  • 02 April , 2020
    As we all know, the world has been hit by a global pandemic of COVID-19 which has had far reaching effects on the socio-economic and political fabric of different countries. In that regard, and as a way of averting the spread of COVID, the Ministry of Health has provided measures and guidelines which were subsequently followed by the Presidential directives to include among others: closing of businesses and offices; suspension of public transport; restrictions on inland and outside travels and a total lockdown of the country for 14 days.
  • 11 March , 2020
    LASPNET is pleased to introduce to you four new members of staff who bring with them a wealth of experience to boost our efforts in ensuring access to justice for the most poor and vulnerable. The incoming staff are filling in the positions of Director Programmes, Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Networking and Partnership Officer which fell vacant in the course of the year 2019.
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