Beitrag zum Legal Aid Basket Fund

Contract partner: DANIDA GGO Liaison Office Country: Uganda Funding amount: € 800.000,00 Project start: 01.07.2007 End: 30.06.2011

Short Description:

Overall goal

The Legal Aid Basket Fund (LABF) is an initiative supported by Development Partners with special interest in the area of legal aid service provision. Legal aid service provision falls under the overall framework of the Justice Law and Order sector. The LABF aims at improving access to justice for the poor through provision of legal aid services in a sustainable manner with a view to national coverage. The LABF became operational end of 2004.

The revised strategy will be guided by the following contributing to the JLOS objectives:

+Focusing on justice issues relating to criminal, land and family matters.

+Supporting engagement of CSOs and the private sector in contributing to the development of a national framework by piloting sustainable and affordable models of low cost intervention of legal aid.

+Enhance the ability of users of the justice system to understand the functioning of and to manoeuvre within the system.

+Enhancing the role and capacity of civil society and the private sector in provision of legal aid.

+Placing emphasis on relevance, efficiency and coverage of services rather than capacity development of service providers.

+Move towards public interest litigation with an aim to address common injustices rather than litigation on individual cases.

+Move towards increased used of ADR mechanism and out of court settlements.

+Provide research and access to international experience to enhance the ability of JLOS, civil society and the private sector to develop appropriate models for legal aid provision in Uganda.

The support to such initiatives will further help to enhance the scope and coverage of legal aid services in the interim, before a national state funded system is fully operational. The services are mainly provided to women, children, criminal defendants and generally the poor. As a guiding principle, all support to model development and provision of primary legal aid will be assessed on the basis of their efficiency and up-scaling potential.

project number 2286-00/2007
source of funding OEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
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