Technology’s impact on Legal Services

According to the HiiL (Hague Institute for Innovations of Law) Report on Justice Needs in Uganda 2016, 88 % of Ugandans have experienced one or more serious and difficult to resolve justice need in the past four years and only 1% had the assistance of a lawyer in solving their legal problem. It was reported that it takes an average of 90 days to hear a court case in rural Uganda without necessarily resolving it. The result is frustration with the system where clients just give up or resort to unproductive self help remedies including violence against the other party.

Justice Entrepreneurship Class 2017

The Chief Justice of Uganda at the Hague attending the Guild Justice forum

The Chief Justice of Uganda together with L4F’s Ed, Hellen Mukasa attending theGUiLd Justice Forum in Geneva

Over 9031 Successful messages exchanged

Solved cases

Active users

Our key achievements over the last two years include:

-Empowering over 1950 farmers through disseminating basic legal information over SMS and whatsapp platforms

– Policy intervention about the Income Tax Amendment Act of 2018 which introduced the 1% withholding tax on all agricultural produce

-Successfully negotiated partnerships with; The Hague Institute for Innovations of Law (HiiL), Africa Agribusiness Academy

-Conducting Legal awareness trainings for over 505 farmers in north and central regions of the country, particularly Dokolo, Lira, Kampala, Luwero and Rakai

– Participating in the gender workshop on making next generation ACP agriculture work for women organized by Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Co-operation CTA, ACP-EU, in Wageningen, Netherlands

-Participation in the Justice Entrepreneurship School as part of the HiiL Justice Accelerator program organized by The Hague Institute for Innovations of Law (HiiL) in the Hague.

-Participation in the Pitch Agrihack 2018 within which we took part in the African Green Revolution Forum in Kigali Rwanda.

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