After the public outcry over the closing of JCU Service Points Jinja and Masaka last year, good news have arrived: Fortunately, JCU has recently received funding from JLOS, sufficient to re-open the two Centres. To that end JCU will be re-opening the Centres at the Jinja High Court and Masaka High Court with effect from 13th March, 2017. Justice Centres Uganda (JCU) is a Project of the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS), established in 2009 to provide Legal Aid to the poor, marginalized and vulnerable people in Uganda. JCU is hosted and supervised by the Judiciary. JCU operates through…
Justice Centres Uganda (JCU) is a Project of the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) hosted and supervised by the Judiciary to provide Legal Aid Services to the poor, vulnerable and marginalized people in Uganda. Justice Centres are a one stop-shop with a broad range of legal services to all categories of vulnerable people within the community, identified through a means and merits test. Some of these services include; legal representation, alternative dispute resolution, referrals, awareness creation and outreaches, as well as psychosocial support. We are looking for a competent, highly motivated and committed individual to fill the key position…
Justice Centres Uganda was at the heart of the protracted legal battle that saw the release of seven inmates from Fort Portal Government Prison Main – Katojo. The inmates who had been found innocent on grounds of insanity had been languishing on remand for years pending Minister’s Orders. Of the seven (7) inmates; four (4) were unconditionally set free after having gradually regained their mental stability while on medication; while three (3) were released from Prison and referred to Butabika Major Hospital for Mental Health to receive specialised care. Initially, there were 8 inmates represented by JCU but one, Sande…
Though Justice Centres Uganda (JCU) and Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) might have different mandates, their end goal is similar, which is, to ensure that vulnerable individuals and communities are empowered and protected from any injustices that may come their way due to their status/ condition and that if they do face such injustices, they do have recourse to commensurate remedies without fear, delays or any other hurdles. Therefore, in the spirit of collaboration, JCU and EOC members decided to hold a meeting in which they would be able to network and find ways in which they could cooperate. In that…
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