About Refugee Law Project (RLP)
The Refugee Law Project (RLP) is an outreach project for the School of Law – Makerere University. It was established in 1999 in response to research which indicated that refugees and asylum seekers do not enjoy their rights in Uganda. Its initial focus on the provision of Legal Aid and psychosocial support to forced migrants has since expanded, and now organized under four thematic programme areas: Access to Justice; Mental Health & Psychosocial Wellbeing; Gender & Sexuality; and Conflict, Transitional Justice and Governance with five offices across the country (Kampala, Gulu, Kitgum, Hoima and Mbarara), supported by Operations and Programme Support (OPS).
All people enjoy their human rights, irrespective of their legal status.
To empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, IDPs and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives.
- To promote the protection, well-being and dignity of forced migrants and their hosts
- To empower forced migrants, communities and all associated actors to challenge and combat injustices in policy, law and practice
- To influence national and international debate on matters of forced migration, justice and peace
- To be a resource for forced migrants and relevant actors.