• Legal Aid Ambassadors' training and induction

    Legal Aid Ambassadors' training and induction

    Stakeholders and the Deputy Speaker (in bow tie) at the training and induction workshop of the Legal Aid Ambassadors at Serena Conference Hotel

  • ACCESS TO JUSTICE CONFERENCE 2018

    ACCESS TO JUSTICE CONFERENCE 2018

    Stakeholders and the Principal Judge (front row 3rd from left) at the 4th Annual Access to Justice Conference held at Hotel Africana on the 25th of October 2018

  • TRENDS ANALYSIS REPORT ON A2J

    TRENDS ANALYSIS REPORT ON A2J

    L-R Mr. Samuel Herbert Nsubuga, Board Chairperson LASPNET,H.W Immaculate Busingye,Deputy Registrar –Judiciary,Mr. Henry Tukahirwa,Senior Commissioner of Police and Mr.Musa Modoi at the launch of the Access to Justice Trends Analysis Report for 2017

  • LASPNET PARTNERS WITH AVOCATS TO TRAIN LEGAL AID LAWYERS

    LASPNET PARTNERS WITH AVOCATS TO TRAIN LEGAL AID LAWYERS

    Participants in a group photo with the LASPNET Board Chairperson Ms.Sandra Oryema and the ASF Country Director Mr. Romain Ravet

Our Vision

A Free and Just Society.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Our Mission

To provide a platform for effective networking and collaboration to enhance legal aid service delivery and access to justice for the most vulnerable and marginalised people.

Our Goal

To Improve networking, collaboration and coordination among legal aid service providers in Uganda.                                                                     

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.

Features & Highlights

20 Billion Needed for Pro-Bono Services

(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.

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CSO Executive survives assassination attempt

The Coordinator of Soroti Development Association and NGO’s Network (SODANN), Mr. Omiat Moses and one other staff narrowly survived death when unknown assailants attacked them with a gun.The incident took place on May 7 2004 between 2:30pm and 3:00pm at the organization’s premises on Harridas road in Northern Division of Soroti Municipality. In a case filed at the Soroti Central Police Station under file number SD/19/08/05/2014, Phillip Echodu, a volunteer with SODANN narrated that two men walked into the reception of the office demanding for the coordinator, who had been away from office for a week. 

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Millions lack access to adequate justice, face illegal detention, other abuses

www.unodc.org// Many countries still lack the necessary resources and capacity to provide legal aid for suspects, those charged with a criminal offence, prisoners, victims and witnesses. Providing adequate legal aid is key in developing a more efficient legal system. This helps make better use of limited State resources, promotes greater community involvement in the criminal justice system - including facilitating community-based sanctions and non-custodial measures -, reduces the unnecessary use of detention and imprisonment, and rationalizes criminal justice policies.

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  • 08 July , 2014
    Legal aid should be perceived broadly beyond court processes so that it can be used to enhance options likely to divert some matters from the already clogged court system through Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms like arbitration and mediation as well as counseling and psycho-socio support. This was revealed by the Acting Chief Justice Steven Kavuma while opening a two days  Second National Legal Aid Conference which took place on 26th and 27th June 2014 at Imperial Royale Hotel.
  • 06 July , 2014
      The 2nd National Legal Aid Conference that took place on 26th and 27th June was quite a success. We would like to thank all gallant members who participated and made it successful. We would also in a special way like to appreciate the organizers, the tusk force committee, the Justice centers, JLOS institute, Ministry of Justice and constitutional affairs, the parliament of Uganda, the development partners, strategic partners, regional partners, civil society, all LASPs, the media and the general public for making the 2nd National Legal Aid conference a success. We look forward to your continued support and cooperation. Please download the presentations of the 2nd National Legal Aid Conference here IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORK FOR LEGAL AID IN UGANDA [234.27 KB] Legal Aid Conference - Programme - Final (5)-2 [593.7 KB] Opening Remarks by Justice Adonyo [65.55 KB] ROADMAP TO A NATIONAL LEGAL AID SCHEME IN KENYA-Caro's Presentation. [390 KB] ROADMAP TO A NATIONAL LEGAL AID SCHEME IN KENYA-Caro's Presentation. [6.22 MB] Speech by the Chief Justice at the 2nd National Legal Aid Confe [3.01 MB] THE RELEVANCE OF LEGAL AID TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND IN UGANDA [5.18 MB] The Use of Legal Aid to realise other rights - Experiences from the Great Lakes Region By Tito Byenkya [1.27 MB] The provision of legal aid by the non-state actors in Uganda [1013.57 KB] The provision of legal aid services by state-funded mechanisms in Uganda challenges and opportunities [998.62 KB] UNDERTAKINGS FROM THE 1ST NATIONAL LEGAL AID CONFERENCE [326.53 KB]  

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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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