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.


On 17th September 2015, LASPNET met with a team from Role UK which is conducting research into areas prioritized for development in the rule of law space in Uganda and to identify Ugandan project partners they may be able to work with. The team consisted of Nigel Priestly, Ranjit Uppal and Charlotte Cracombe. The LASPNET team consisted of Ms.Sylvia Namubiru Mukasa, the Executive Director, and Ms.Berna Bakidde Kiberu, the Programmes Manager.  


LASPNET Holds Staff Training

On 9th till 11th September 2015, LASPNET held a three day residential training for all staff at Esella Country Hotel in Najeera. The training which was facilitated by Mr.Godfrey Bwanika from Uganda Management Institute was aimed at equipping staff with the latest skills needed to propel the activities of the Secretariat forward and serve members more efficiently and effectively.  


New Corporate Strategic Plan for LASPNET

Following the expiry of the LASPNET Corporate Strategic Plan 2010-2015 in June this year, the network has embarked on the process to develop another one to steer its strategic direction for the period 2015-2020. This was revealed by the Ms.Sylvia Namubiru- Mukasa the Executive Director at a strategic planning meeting with the consultants held at Piato Restaurant on 8th September 2015, to kick start the process.


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  • 07 August , 2015
      On the 7th  of August 2015 LASPNET Board of Director held breakfast meeting with Chief Justice of Uganda Hon Bert Katureebe.  The meeting took place at the High court building -Kampala and it lasted for about 2 hours. The objective of the meeting was to congratulate his Lordship upon elevation to the office of the Chief Justice and to use the opportunity to share experiences and lessons of the Legal service provision in Uganda and to call upon the  leadership of the Justice Law and Order Sector to fast track enactment of Legal aid policy and law.
  • 25 July , 2015
      Legal aid is the provision of free or subsidised legal services to mainly poor and vulnerable people who cannot afford the services of paid lawyers. The right to legal aid is well entrenched in the International and Regional human rights treaty framework to most of which Uganda is a state party. The provision of legal aid addresses the concerns of the poor and vulnerable by focusing on challenges arising from: affordability of user costs, lack of legal representation, and alienation due to technicalities, language and ignorance of legal rights. Poverty, ignorance of the law, the effect of armed conflict, disability or other vulnerability or marginalization are some of the factors that undermine access to justice for the majority of Ugandans. The provision of Legal Aid will greatly contribute to the empowerment of individuals and communities – a key ingredient of poverty reduction efforts thereby contributing to economic development.   

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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