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 AND ASF PETITIONS THE PRINCIPAL JUDGE OVER BAIL CONDITIONS AND PRACTICES

On 19th April 2021, LASPNET led a delegation comprising of selected Secretariat staff and Legal Rapid Response Lawyers to engage with the office of the Principal Judge. This engagement came off as one of the strategies proposed by the LASPNET Rapid Response Lawyers and Paralegals, after continuously experiencing bottlenecks in Bail application within various Courts of Law.

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Joint CSO statement on enforced disappearances of Ugandan citizens since November 2020

  Since November 2020, Uganda has seen a wave of arrest and detention of its citizens by security operatives in the run-up to its 2021 elections. On 4 March 2021, the Minister of Internal Affairs released a list of 177 names to Parliament of missing Ugandans in detention following arrest. Earlier, in response to a public outcry over the disappearances, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni had acknowledged the arrests of 242.

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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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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 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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