This sub-project aimed to enhance access to justice for marginalized and vulnerable communities of Kabale, Masindi, Kabarole, Gulu, Jinja, Kampala, in Uganda. The Uganda Law Society (ULS), through its legal aid clinics, provided the indigent, vulnerable and marginalized communities with quality legal aid services, such as legal advice, counselling, alternative dispute resolution and court representation. The implementing partner also raised community awareness on legal rights, responsibilities and availability of services through sensitization sessions, multimedia and public awareness campaigns in schools, marketplaces, trading centres, prisons and others points of congregation. Finally, the ULS advocated for the Legal Aid Bill passing and for the operationalization of the Pro Bono Regulations, ensuring a legal and regulatory environment that promotes access to justice for indigent, vulnerable and marginalized people. Beneficiaries of the sub-project included women, elderly people, prisoners, people with disabilities, low-income households, orphans, victims of land grabbing and of gender based-violence, refugees and communities recovering from conflict.
Uganda Law Society (ULS)
Enhancing Access to Justice for the Marginalized and Vulnerable Communities in Uganda
July, 2020 to December, 2022