Refugee Law Project, Makerere University (RLP)

The Refugee Law Project (RLP) was established in 1999 to provide legal aid to asylum seekers and refugees in Uganda. This was in response to an extensive research project that found out that despite Uganda's strong international reputation for providing asylum to refugees, refugees did not always enjoy their rights in accordance with domestic and international law.

Project title:  Supporting Justice through Formal, Informal and Transitional Mechanisms

Brief description: The project addresses on-going conflict, including violence and torture by state actors, as well as confronting past historical abuses, atrocities and harms resulting from conflicts, thus supporting justice through formal, informal and transitional mechanisms. It also seeks to address current civil and criminal matters for the vulnerable refugees, who must co-exist with Ugandan nationals. It will scale up individual repair, social healing, conflicts documentation, memorialization, and access to justice for forced migrants and advocacy for youth and women participation.

Geographical coverage: Adjuman, Lamwo, Kiryadongo, Kitgum, Pader, Gulu, Omoro, Amuru, Arua, Kumi, Luwero, Kasese, Bundibugyo, Kampala, Hoima, Mbarara, Isingiro, and Kabarole districts.