Uganda Public Rescue Foundation

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About Us

The organization’s mission is fighting for human rights and improving access to justice for the poor people charged with criminal offences in fulfillment of constitutional requirements.

The purpose is to offer professional and standardized legal services to the disadvantaged, charged persons with offences that carry a sentence of 2 years imprisonment or more or where there is a serious human rights issue, particularly in the higher courts and the Chief Magistrate’s courts. Un-conditional access to justice, cost effectiveness, completeness, quality and Constitutionality, are key values that guide our work. 


The organizations’ scope of work covers free litigation, legal advice, prison visits, human rights sensitization & Awareness, counseling, behavior change communication, research, advocacy/lobbying and mediation for the poor charged with criminal offences with a focus on poor people charged with capital or serious offences: murder, kidnapping, rape and defilement, civil matters and all cases of criminal nature, Land Assistance, Succession, Petty Commercial Claims, Legal Technical services and Public interest Litigation.