Uganda Public Rescue Foundation (UPRF)
human rights & legal aid service providers
P.O.Box 980; Busega Kabale zone, Kizito Road after Kasumba Square
Ansprechpartner: Robert Yiga Kiwana
The Uganda Public Rescue Foundation (UPRF) was established in the year 2008 as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Accredited by law Council as a legal aid service provider, UPRF fights for human rights and offer legal aid to the indigent persons in all matters of law civil and criminal nature. UPRF works to fight for human rights and the poor in the area of criminal law, through court representation, counseling, mediation and prison visits with a focus on the poor charged with capital/serious offences in the higher courts and the chief magistrate´s courts.
A Ugandan society where all human rights are respected promoted and defended to ensure access to justice for all is a reality irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, religion or socio-economic status.
• To become a leading provider of legal services of choice in order to ensure access to justice for the poor and vulnerable people so as to promote the socio-economic development of Uganda.
• To work with the poor and vulnerable communities especially women, children, disabled, to active justice, equality and equity through legal aid provision, legal human rights education, research and advocacy net working and co-a lotion building.
To contribute to the rule of law, and good governance in order to achieve social development.
• To provide high legal aid services to indigent men, women and children.
• To promote the respect for rights and the rule of law in Uganda.
• To provide legal aid services to prisoners or persons who due to financial constraints
• To promote universal respect for human rights, implementation for the provisions of the universal declaration of human rights in Uganda.
• To carry out investigations through registered private detection agencies and therefore give reports to the concerned authorities on matter of human rights in Uganda.
• To act as arbitrators between the offenders and the victim
• To provide a forum for discussion through a close exchange between human rights organizations, community, individuals and government officials.
• To offer free legal representation to especially under privileged persons including appeals and other procedural process that may require legal representation at all levels.
• To encourage and promote observance of the rule of law and legal protection of human rights and sensitize masses on HIV/Aids.
• To participate in internal Human Rights law seminars, conferences, regulars conferences and even other related issues.
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.
Yiga Robert Kiwana is the Founder and Executive Director at Uganda Public Rescue Foundation (UPRF).
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.