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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.

Amuru district: 300 land disputes in one week

AMURU - Over 300 land disputes have been recorded in the northern Uganda district of Amuru during a five-day free legal service Clinic.            Berna Bakkidde, the programs manager of the Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET), said approximately 60 cases were being registered on a daily basis during the five-day exercise.The cases were registered in four sub-counties of Amuru, Atiak, Pobo and Lamogi in Amuru district recently.


Gov’t told to implement national land policy

CIVIL society organizations have called for the implementation of a National Land Policy to empower local women gain access to land.“Women are still held back by cultural norms, poverty, wars and low levels of sensitization as a result they have failed to achieve their full potential,” the Program Manager of Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET), Berna Bakidde said. She said women, more especially in areas of customary land tenure system continue to face discrimination which has affected the country’s agricultural production.


Amuru Residents Commit to Fighting Land Grabbers

http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/658964-residents-commit-to-fighting-land-grabbers.html AMURU -The locals in the northern Uganda district of Amuru district in Uganda have vowed to fight land grabbers who evict vulnerable people from their land illegally. The district chairperson Anthony Atubo, who led the residents, said land is life and nobody can live comfortably without it.“Land is a major factor in the wellbeing of people, but unscrupulous developers are forcefully grabbing land from locals using their powerful positions,” he said.


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  • 27 August , 2014
    LASPNET held the 2nd national legal aid conference in June 2014, in which it was revealed that Government will modify the Constitution (amendment) Act 2005. The participants identified a need for constitutional provisions to ensure that every person receives legal advice and assistance, as well as court representation - where the interests of justice so require.
  • 26 August , 2014
    His Excellency the President of Uganda, while speaking at this year’s Labour Day celebrations in Ntungamo district expressed readiness to discuss the need for a minimum wage based on research.A minimum wage is the lowest hourly daily or monthly remuneration that employers may legally pay to workers. The minimum wage is intended to enable the work afford the basic necessities of life such as shelter, food and health care.

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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