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Quick information guide

There are one-stop centres, Justice Centres Ugandaproviding a wide range of legal aid services

For issues that cannot easily be resolved regarding;

Access to Legal Aid in Uganda

Gender discrimination is against the law and options exist should serious issues arise in your business, place of employment and family. In the Constitution of Uganda all men and women have equal rights and neither should be discriminated against.
 
The Government provides a Commercial Court to settle disputes that affect directly and significantly the economic, commercial and financial life of Uganda. These include:
 
  • Plus company causes,

  • Bankruptcies, and
  • Intellectual property.

The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs has set in place one-stop centres operated by the Justice Centres Uganda (JCU) which is providing a wide range of legal aid services to the community. Some of these services include legal representation, mediation, referrals, awareness creation and outreach, as well as psycho-social support. 

Legal disputes require supporting documentation. Your documents, such as contracts and financial documents, should always be properly filed for easy access.

Organisations providing legal aid services

The Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Uganda)

has an established track record of promoting and defending human rights, with a focus on the rights of women with children. FIDA Advocates and provides legal support to women