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Legal Aid Providers Network (LASPNET)

Kampala, Uganda
Joined December 2016
Presence in: Uganda

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.

People Associated With This Organization

Jackie Osuna

Uganda  
Legal Aid Providers Network (LASPNET)
Joined May 2020
Interests: Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance
I am a lawyer by profession with a passion for upholding human rights especially women and children's rights. I have 6 years of experience woking with legal aid service providing NGOs and am currently working with the Network of legal aid service providers in Uganda (LASPNET). I have offered legal aid to victims of gender based violence for and victims of human trafficking while advocating for policy change at national level to protect the rights of such victims. LASPNET is a National Member based non-governmental organisation established in 2004 to provide strategic linkages and a collaborative framework for the various non-state Legal Aid Service Providers (LASPs) in Uganda, as well as maintain a common front to interface with the Justice Law and Order Sector on issues of Access to Justice and Rule of Law. Currently, there are 54 LASPs spread in over 70 districts of the country. Also, the Network has 7 honorary members including 2 Judges of the High Court; founder members and justice system actors. LASPNET targets three critical aspects of Networking and Coordination, Lobbying and Advocacy; Research and Knowledge to support evidence-based gathering to improve Access to Justice as well as strengthen advocacy for enacting and implementation of legal aid harmonised legal and policy framework. At the Network, I work under the project that will work with legal aid service providers to enhance access to justice for the poor, vulnerable and marginalised persons in Uganda through building the capacity of LASPS and paralegals on matters concerning access to justice. I believe that joining this network will help me interact with other members in the same line of work, share experiences and recommendations on how to best implement the project.

Ruth Kwagala

Uganda  
Legal Aid Providers Network (LASPNET) (Unverified)
Joined July 2020
Interests: Access to Information, Corruption, Gender-based violence
Am kwagala Ruth working with Legal aid Service Providers Network as a project Assistant in Research and Knowledge Management implementing a 3-year project aimed at Strengthening Collaborative Advocacy Platforms to Enhance Rule of Law, Legal Aid and Access to Justice for the Poor, Vulnerable and Marginalized in Uganda. I work towards facilitating a favorable legal aid policy environment in providing Access to Justice for the poor and vulnerable, marginalized persons.

Sylvia Mukasa

Uganda  
Legal Aid Providers Network (LASPNET)
Joined May 2016
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Labor & Employment, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice
Sylvia Namubiru Mukasa, is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and Members of Uganda Law Society. She is a Social Justice Advocate currently working as an Executive Director for Legal Aid service Providers Network. She is currently engaged in advocating for a National Legal Aid Policy and law and general access to justice issues. Her work experience has been mainly in programming and advocating for rights of the poor and marginalized such as women and children .
Previously she has worked as years’ working experience as a judicial officer with the Judiciary of Uganda; worked 6 Year with Uganda Law Society and rose from the ranks of Senior Project advocate , Head Legal Aid & Pro-bono service to Executive director in 2010. She has also worked as Operations Manager and as director of Programmes with Centre for justice studies and innovations under the Justice for children programmes. She hasexperience as judicial officer /advocate Manager/administrator / trainer with justice and human rights based organizations.
She is a holder of a Master’s degree in Development studies : Majoring in Human rights, Gender, Conflict Resolution and Social Justice Perspectives with a specialization in Human rights from the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University in the Netherlands; she also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Makerere University Uganda; a Diploma in legal Practice from the Law Development Centre Kampala Uganda; a Diploma in Human rights and democratization from Copenhagen Business school Denmark, A certificate in human rights and democratization from Pretoria University south Africa . She holds several certificates relating to institutional Management and Administration, human rights and access to justice obtained from National and international trainings

Violah Ajok

Uganda  
Legal Aid Providers Network (LASPNET)
Joined August 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Traditional / Customary Justice
I am a female Ugandan who has a profound interest and passion for issues on access to justice. I have an LLB Law Degree and Masters in International Trade and Investment Law with a focus on Africa from both from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. I have experience working with the community, the legal aid sector,issues of corruption and broader access to justice. Furthermore I have experience in developing programmes aimed at improving service delivery in access to justice especially for the poor and vulnerable. I am very skilled and good organisational skills with working with both the supply side and users of justice. Also I have experience working networking with a broad range of organisations and stakeholders at both sub-national and national level

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