KAMPALA, UGANDA – For decades, widows and orphans in Mukono District had little hope of getting help in court when criminals violently stole their homes or land.
IJM has been working with government partners to protect them and, this year, unveiled crucial reforms to improve how local courts serve the poor.
This May, two pilot courts in Mukono officially launched these reforms at an “Open Court Day” where community members could learn about services the court provides. IJM and its partners hope to replicate successes from these two courts across the country.
IJM Uganda Field Office Director Jesse Rudy says, “When they write the history books, they may well point to the reformation of these two courts as a turning point in the reputation of Uganda’s judiciary.”
International Justice Mission is a global organisation that protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.Find out more