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 10TH PARLIAMENT FLASHES GREEN LIGHT ON THE NATIONAL LEGAL AID BILL 2020 AS IT WINDS UP ITS BUSINESS

It was jubilation and excitement on the side of Legal Aid Service Providers (LASPs), its Development and Strategic partners as the 10th Parliament concluded business on 11th May 2021 At its last 10th Parliamentary sitting, chaired by the Rt. Hon. Speaker, Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, at exactly 7:00pm, the Private Mover of the Legal Aid Bill, Hon. Lyandro Komakech who is also former Gulu Municipality MP received a rare opportunity to present the National Legal Aid Bill 2020  before Parliament

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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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ABOUT LASPNET

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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