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Access to Justice for the Poor, Marginalised and Vulnerable People in Uganda

The Legal Aid Service Providers Network in Uganda commissioned a study conducted by Laura Nyirinkindi and Dr Mona Twesiime Kirya on the scope, categories and barriers to justice faced by vulnerable groups and populations at risk in Uganda. It maps out both thematically and geographically the various categories of affected populations.

The Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET) was established as an institutional mechanism to provide a collaborative framework and strategic linkages for Legal Aid Service Providers (LASPs) in the country. One of its key aims is to enable LASPs to maintain a common and united front in interfacing with various actors in the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) in Uganda.

LASPNET-Uganda commissioned this study on poverty, vulnerability and marginalisation in the context of access to justice in order to support one of its strategic functions which is “to research, advocate, document and amplify voice on key issues regarding access to justice and legal aid at the regional and national levels.” The study will assist the network in establishing the identities and categories of the poor, marginalised and vulnerable persons that the state and non-state actors should target in legal aid service provision and other related interventions.

Uploaded on: Dec 22, 2015
Last Updated: Dec 23, 2015
Year Published: 2015
Author: Laura Nyirinkindi

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Resource Type: Practitioner Resources Issues: Community Paralegals, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law Tool Type: Reports / Research Method: Research Languages: English Regions: Uganda