The Refugee Law Project (RLP) was established in 1999 to provide legal aid to asylum seekers and refugees in Uganda. This was in response to an extensive research project that found out that despite Uganda's strong international reputation for providing asylum to refugees, refugees did not always enjoy their rights in accordance with domestic and international law.
Project title: Increasing effectiveness in delivery of Legal aid and Psychosocial Support for Forced Migrants
Brief description: This project aims at providing legal aid services to refugees and forced migrants; engage with refugee communities to enhance awareness of rights and responsibilities in the host country through IEC materials, information sessions and community screenings; advocate for reforms in law, policy and practice for refugees and forced migrants; and build capacity of state and non-state institutions to deliver justice for forced migrants.
Geographical area: Mbarara and Hoima districts.