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LASPNET launches campaign to combat increasing GBV cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal Aid Service Provider’s Network-LASPNET has rolled out a community-legal watch brief campaign aimed at combating the increasing cases of Gender-Based Violence-GBV in Mukono, Buikwe and Kayunga districts. The campaign funded by European Union will run for a period of two years at a …

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Behind DGF’s suspension

How the space of the civil societies has been shrinking Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | On Feb, 03 the country woke up to the news that had President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ordered the Ministry of Finance to suspend all activities of the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) for financing subversive …

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Human rights abuses by security forces worry lawyers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Legal Aid Service Providers organized under Legal Aid Service Providers Network-LASPNET have decried impunity of security organs and political interference in legal, matters that have adversely affected human rights. In their report about the Human Rights during the 2021electoral process, they say Freedom of expression, …

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Lawyers call for dialogue to end election violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyers under their humanitarian umbrella, the Legal Aid Service Providers Network-LASPNET have petitioned the arms and institutions of government to hold a dialogue aimed at putting an end to violence in the country. In the recent weeks as the politicians and the general public prepared …

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Sexually abused girls, women to get legal assistance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal Aid Service Providers Network- LASPNET has launched a campaign to connect sexually abused girls and women to lawyers who will help in giving them timely legal information and assist in seeking justice. In the campaign for eliminating violence against women and girls, Sylvia …

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Legal Aid service providers condemn security brutality

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Legal Aid services providers have condemned security personnel for acts of brutality meted out on presidential candidates. Protests erupted in different parts of the country on Wednesday and Thursday after the arrest of Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi in Luuka district. In a statement, Arthur Nsereko, …

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Ugandans losing confidence in judicial system – LASPNET

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans are losing confidence in the judicial system according to the Legal Aid Service Providers Network- LASPNET. Speaking at the launch of the Action Research on Status of Implementation of Justice in Uganda, Professor Christopher Mbaziira, a human rights researcher said findings in this research …

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Human rights activists, lawyers want LDU disbanded

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Human rights lawyers under the Legal Aid Service Providers Network-LASPNET have called for the immediate disbandment of the Local Defense Unit-LDU, which they have branded unruly. The activists made the call at a media briefing at Piato restaurant in Kampala on Thursday. They argued …

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