The Uganda Public Rescue Foundation was established in the year 2008 as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) it is also registered with the law Council as a law firm, UPRF fights for human rights and offer legal aid to the indigent persons in all matters of law civil and criminal nature. 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.