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.


The Naguru Children remand home is very congested with over 160 children and there is urgent need to decongest the facility. This was revealed by the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) criminal working group during one of its routine inspection visits to the remand home. The working group had previously arranged with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development to decongest the remand home but efforts were futile. The Executive Director of the Legal Aid Clinic for the Law Development Center (LAC), Mrs. Theodora B Webale called on Legal Aid Service Providers (LASPs) within the network as well as other partners to engage in the venture of decongesting the remand home.


FIDA at 40 YEARS - 1974 to 2014

LASPNET joins the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers, FIDA to celebrate 40 years in existence. Together we shall continue to promote the human rights and the inherent dignity of women and children using law as a tool of social justice in order to realize a peaceful society in which people respect each other’s rights

Family Land Rights Tree (FLRT): A tool to reliably prove customary land rights

Following an internal reflection within the Land and Equity Movement in Uganda (LEMU) in December 2013 on its role in land rights promotion, the organization realized that, whilst it works to build the capacity of land administrators such as the clans, the police and the courts, when it came to mediation work, it undertook it directly with the parties and unintentionally had been undermining the clans. LEMU had previously worked with clans only as witnesses and meeting mobilisers. This reflection also coincided with the Northern Uganda Land Platform (NULP) research on “uprooting bad faith: the quest for appropriate land dispute resolution in Northern Uganda” in October, 2013 which recommended that “NGOs are advised to use their efforts and resources to reinforce existing traditional and state institutions, rather than create justice alternatives that compete with these long-term actors”.


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  • 25 July , 2014
    Brief facts: Our client Ssensalire Godfrey aged 54 years, a resident of Mbuya 2 Zone III, Nakawa Division reported that he had been abused and sometimes physically beaten by his 2 older sons and his wife, Margret Napeyon. He had made a will and bought it to UGANET for safe custody. He had on some occasions fallen so sick but the wife had neglected him and left him to die in a house. He only lived at the mercy of his support counselor and mother.
  • 18 July , 2014
    (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.

Strategic partners


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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