Access to Justice
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Under the law, every accused person should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. Due to this presumption, an accused person/suspect has the right to be brought to court within 48 hours.

Regardless of these legal provisions, we still hear of suspects who have been detained in Police custody for more than 48 hours. They can secure their release through taking the following steps:

1. App
A minor/child (person below 18 years) can only sue in his or her name through a "next friend" as per Uganda's Civil Procedure Rules.

A next friend is individual that acts on behalf of another individual without the legal capacity to act on his or her own behalf.

Minors cannot sue personally because the law presumes that they generally do not have capacity to contract, sign documents, hire

The current status of the reach of justice in Uganda is greatly wanting. For someone to risk their health to see justice delivered to another person's door step is speaks so much.

With the Legal Aid Law in place, people seeking justice would ably and comfortably access it. This is among the many other justifications for passing the Law.

We urge the responsible stakeholders to ensure
It is not news that many times you and I have found ourselves in a financial difficulty.

Some of us have opted to run to money lenders for financial bail out.

The money lenders take advantage of borrowers who at this point in a serious financial crisis and end up being permanently deprived of their properties.

One should therefore take the following precautions before taking out a lo
Yes we need the legal aid law urgently passed by the 10th parliament for the following grounds:

The global pandemic of COVID 19 has has had a devastating impact on the economy leaving the small income earners crippled with no means to pay for legal services than ever before but rather left to benefit from the legal aid law for access to justice

Thousands of lawyers, advocates and parale
The proposed Legal Aid Law will not only benefit the poor and vulnerable. It will also benefit the following:

The Government: The law will facilitate faster disposal of cases and consequently, the de-congestion of prisons and the Government will be able to cut down on the costs of feeding the currently high number of prisoners.

The Judiciary: The law will facilitate the right to a fair
The existing state provided legal aid services are limited in scope. Enacting the law will expand the scope and reach of legal aid services and thus facilitate access to justice since legal aid is a key proponent of access to justice.
The poor and marginalized face impediments in accessing legal services, especially those in rural areas who are far from their reach. With the proposed Law in plac
Kabugo Sulaiman posted Jul 7 '20 at 5:47 am
There is a thin line between life and death. It is always important that one's wishes after death are deduced into a Will.

A Will is just a formal expression of a person's wishes or intentions after his or her death. It is another document of transfer of property through which a persons can be able to dispose of their property after their death.

Wills would generally be focussed on prop
recent by Kabugo Sulaiman  ·  Jul 7 '20 at 8:40 pm
To many people, access to justice simply means improving one's access to courts of law or guaranteeing their legal representation. However, it encompasses more than just that. Access to justice encompasses the ability of people to seek and obtain remedies through formal or informal institutions of justice while in compliance with human rights standards.

Some of the hindrances to access to jus
recent by Nathanella Kigozi  ·  Jul 2 '20 at 11:34 am
Police and all other sister agencies have got powers to arrest you even on mere suspicion of having committed a crime. The intervention of other security agencies like C.M.I, Flying Squad etc, is dependant upon the gravity of the case.
On many occasions, the detentions have gone on for months.

What can be done to secure the release of a person from detention?

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recent by Kabugo Sulaiman  ·  Jun 18 '20 at 4:45 am
Many of the youth have lost trust in the justice system because of the failure of those meant to help & protect them end up conniving with the wrong elements in society hence breaking the balance in the Justice system. This should immediately stop to make our country a better place to live in.

Kathy posted Jun 15 '17 at 9:30 am
Promoting legal empowerment of the poor, conducting public interest litigation, undertaking research and analysis projects, designing and delivering advocacy campaigns, training and capacity building programmes, publications, conferences, documentaries and other initiatives, and contributeing to a better Uganda, where rights are respected, laws are valued, and all citizens have confidence in publ
recent by worldvoices_uganda  ·  Jun 15 '17 at 9:52 am
samuel posted Jun 15 '17 at 9:38 am
According to the UBOS 2014, there were 14.2% PWDs in uganda. This figure increased from 12% in 2012. However, majority of PWDs face marginalization in access to justice.

The question here is How can we enhance legal redress for PWDs?

lapdug posted Jun 15 '17 at 9:29 am
Legal Action for Persons with Disabilities is a non governmental organization that offers free legal services to indigent persons with disabilities in Uganda.

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