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.

LAND ACTORS APPLAUD LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY’S REJECTION OF CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO 13 OF 2017

On Wednesday 5th September 2018, Civil society land actors welcomed the rejection by the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament of the proposed changes to the Constitutional Amendment Bill No. 13/2017.

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JUSTICE NABISINDE LAUNCHES CROWD FUNDING SOFTWARE FOR LWENGO DISTRICT

“It is high time we contribute to our own needs, this will increase responsibility and accountability in access to justice”. Her Lordship Dr.Winifred Nabisinde said this as she officially launched the crowd funding software for Lwengo district. Crowd funding is an online fundraising software that allows collection of modest amounts of money from many people into a pool that realizes sufficient funding for a particular project or activity. 

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DEPUTY SPEAKER, MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT BECOME LEGAL AID AMBASSADORS

On 31st July 2018, LASPNET in partnership with the Greater North Parliamentary Forum (GNPF) trained and inducted members of parliament as Legal Aid Ambassadors. The event held at Serena Hotel Kampala with major support from UNWomen and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was part the ongoing campaign by LASPNET and GNPF to fast track the enactment of a legal aid policy framework in Uganda.

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LASPNET PARTNERS WITH OXFAM TO FACILITATE INCLUSIVE LAND REFORMS

On Tuesday 21st August 2018, LEGAL AID SERVICE PROVIDERS NETWORK (LASPNET) signed a partnership agreement with OXFAM in Uganda to implement a one-year   project titled “Campaign for pro-poor, effective and inclusive land reforms in Uganda” under its strategic goal of the right to be heard.  

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LASPNET BRIEF ON THE CORRUPTION MONITORING PROJECT IN THE JLOS SECTOR

LASPNET with support from the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) is implementing a project to monitor both good practices and corruption incidences in three piloted justice institutions of Uganda Police Force (UPF), Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and Judiciary. The project commenced in July 2016 and its overall project objective is to support implementation of the JLOS Anti-Corruption Strategy. The specific objectives include;

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  • 27 June , 2018
    The term Pro bono refers to a professional service offered for the good of the public, usually to people who are unable to afford it. As the legal fraternity today celebrates the 8th Annual Pro Bono Day, Sylvia Namubiru Mukasa, the Executive Director of Legal Aid Service Provider’s Network (LASPNET) explains what their work entails, their accomplishments and their vision for the future What is LASPNET and how has it contributed towards advancing access to justice in Uganda? Legal Aid Service Provider’s Network (LASPNET) is a network that was established in 2004.
  • 28 May , 2018
      PRESS STATEMENT   25th May 2018 For Immediate Release STATEMENT CONDEMNING AND CALLING UPON GOVERNMENT TO ADDRESS THREATS TO SECURITY OF PERSONS (Mengo, Kampala) The Legal Aid Service Provider’s Network (LASPNET), an organization of 52 legal aid service providers in Uganda through its Gender Justice Cluster is extremely concerned and worried at the state of insecurity and vulnerability of women and girls in Uganda.  We join others to condemn in the STRONGEST TERMS these kidnaps and murders. We commiserate with the families of the departed and those who are still in captivity.
  • 21 May , 2018
    On 15th May 2018, LASPNET joined women activists led by the Eastern African Sub-Regional Support Initiative (EASSI) convened at the NGO Forum offices in Kansanga for a press conference to demand for urgent intervention by government to end the increased deaths of mothers and newborns during pregnancy, child birth and immediately after child birth. They dubbed the action as a movement to end maternal deaths in Uganda.