Working in Uganda, PADEAP works to ensure the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and forced migrants are observed under International, regional and national law offering Legal Aid and Psychosocial Assistance to Refugees.
PADEAP works on securing the release of detained refugees, ensuring the right to ‘habeas corpus’ is enjoyed. We educate the refugees on the laws of the nation and how they need to conduct themselves in a Country, which has a legal system different from that of their countries of origin. We work together with the African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) on matters of child abuse and protection.
For cases where protection in the country of asylum does not offer a solution, we seek and lobby for durable solutions such as repatriation to countries of origin, local Integration in the country of asylum or Resettlement to a third country. We also work with the Inter Aid and community services department of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Uganda to handle cases of socio-material needs.
We provide free, impartial and confidential advice, information and guidance on:
- Refugee Status Determination
- Women and Risk – Sexual Gender based violence/ domestic violence
- Surviving torture
- Family reunification/ tracing
- Access to health services
- Referral to other service providers
- Unaccompanied children
- Orphans and vulnerable children
- Wrongful dismissal
- EVI/ PSN (Extremely vulnerable individual & person with special needs)
PADEAP Advice service offers:
Legal Drop in advice sessions at PADEAP Office, Kabalagala:
Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm
Drop-in Advice sessions can get busy so sometimes we have to limit the number of people we can see. Appointments can be arranged at other times and on other days.
Please contact our legal officer:
Mr. Fred Lulinaki
Counseling sessions at PADEAP office, Kabalagala:
Individuals - Mondays and Wednesdays 8.00am – 5.00pm
Groups – Last Friday of every month – 10.00am – 1.00pm
Please contact our counselor:
Ms. Mariam Kayanga
We can usually arrange advice in Arabic, Swahili, Somali, Tigrinia, Amharic, French,