Uganda: Legislative Benchmarking Visit on Legal Aid

11 July 2022 - 15 July 2022

Venue:

CPA UK will host a delegation of parliamentarians and officials from the Parliament of Uganda (July TBC) for a legislation benchmarking exercise focusing on legal aid provision.

The programme will support delegates’ upcoming legislative scrutiny work: A National Legal Aid Bill to regulate the provision of legal aid to indigent, marginalised and vulnerable people in Uganda is due to be considered in the Parliament of Uganda.

Similar laws in the UK, such as the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, will offer a starting point for comparative analysis. The programme will further offer opportunities to compare and contrast the legislative scrutiny process in both legislatures, with parliamentarians from both the UK and Ugandan Parliament sharing experience and good practice.

For more information, please contact Jacob Loose at loosej@parliament.uk 

The Parliament of Uganda

The Parliament of Uganda