MUNYONYO - The 1st National Legal Conference was held at Speke Resort Munyonyo on October 27-28, 2011 with a call to government to prioritize legal aid provision as a right as well as a necessity for promotion of public order and rule of law. It was also recommended that conference discussions should inform the on-going process of developing and reforming the policy and legislative framework, in particular, the National legal aid policy and the Legal aid Bill. The proposed policy and legislation should be comprehensive to cover all aspects of legal aid with the Justice, Law and Order Sector tasked…
Wednesday 10th December 2014, marked International Human Rights Day and staff from Justice Centres Uganda along with members of parliament and individuals from various different organizations, met to participate in a peaceful procession to commemorate it. The slogan for this year was ‘Human Rights 365’. In summarizing the message behind the slogan, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon states, “I call on States to honour their obligation to protect human rights every day of the year. I call on people to hold their governments to account". The walk commenced at Kololo Independence grounds and ended at Naguru Remand home; a home for…
KAMPALA-- The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Hon. Kahinda Otaiire today held a press conference at the Uganda Media Centre in regard to the upcoming 2nd National Legal Aid Conference scheduled to take place from June 26 - 27, 2014 here in Kampala. The Minister was accompanied by stakeholders and partners in legal aid service provision that included representatives from the Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET), Judiciary, Uganda Law Society, Law Development Centre (Legal Aid Clinic) and Justice Centres Uganda. Hon. Kahinda Otafiire pointed out that the Government of Uganda through the Justice, Law and Order Sector supports…
Uganda signed and ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990, however children in Uganda still suffer from a number of human rights violations and more work needs to be done to advocate for their well being. It was on this premise that JCU staff attended a panel discussion on the on the human rights of children with parents sentenced to death held at Hotel Africana, Kampala on Friday 16th October 2014. The Panel discussion was hosted by Wells of Hope Ministries in collaboration with the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner and the…
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