Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET)
The Legal Aid Service Providers' Network in Uganda (LASPNET) was conceived in early 2001 as a loose coalition to steer involvement of the private sector players in addressing the issues directly affecting the poor and their access to justice. LASPNET was registered in 2004 as a company limited by guarantee to promote access to justice in close working relationship with the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS). It now has a membership of over 40 NGOs providing legal aid services spread throughout the country.
Project title: Strengthening Collaborative Advocacy Platforms to enhance Rule of Law, Legal Aid and Access to Justice for the Poor, Vulnerable and Marginalised in Uganda.
Brief description: The project will enable LASPNET to coordinate lobbying and advocacy efforts for passing and implementation of pro-poor laws, policies and practices on behalf of all their members. They also promote and replicate sustainable innovations in the delivery of legal aid and undertake, research and capacity building of LASPs.
Geographical coverage: National