The media fraternity has been called upon to sensitize the public on the issue of legal aid as part of corporate social responsibility to society. This call was made by the Judiciary Chief Registrar, Mr. Paul Gadenya while opening a media workshop organized by Justice Centres Uganda at Hotel Africana held on May 7 2015. Mr. Gadenya asked the media to take advantage of its deeper reach and available platforms to advance the noble cause of legal aid. Mr. Gadenya who revealed that 90% of users of the legal system are poor and cannot afford a lawyer lauded efforts of…
The Legal Aid Service Providers Network has got a new leader! A familiar face in the legal aid field, Ms Sylvia Namubiru Mukasa has been appointed the Network’s new Executive Director, succeeding Mr. Richard Nsumba Muganzi who held the position for one year after serving as the National Coordinator for the same organization for over six years. Sylvia brings extensive experience spanning for over 15 years in the legal field, five of which were undertaken in the judiciary of Uganda as the Judicial Officer, while the other 10 years, she worked as Manager/ Administrator/ Trainer with Human Rights NGOs and…
Justice Centres Uganda(JCU) is a Project of the Justice Law and Order Sector(JLOS) hosted and supervised by the Judiciary to provide legal aid. The Justice Centres are a one stop-stop shop with a broad range of legal aid services to all categories of vulnerable people within the community, identified through a means and merits test. Some of these services include; legal representation, alternative dispute resolution, referrals, awareness creation and outreach, as well as psychosocial support. The model used seeks to bridge the gap between the demand and supply sides of justice while at the same time empowering individuals and communities…
Justice Centres Uganda (JCU) is a government of Uganda program under the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) providing free legal services to the poor, vulnerable and marginalized persons in Uganda, through; legal representation, alternative dispute resolution, referrals, community awareness creation and outreach, advocacy ,as well as psycho social support. JCU organized the first ever access to justice regional conferences in Uganda in November /December 2014 under the theme “unlocking the the bottlenecks to access to justice in Uganda”. The conferences among other things helped participants to demystify the concept of access to justice which was understood to encompass a…
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