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Title: A critical analysis of the laws requiring legal literacy and their impact on access to justice by the poor and vulnerable people in Uganda today
Authors: Maate, Golden Elijah
Keywords: Laws
Legal literacy
Poor and vulnerable people
Issue Date: Apr-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Law
Abstract: The dissertation will explore the current approaches to legal literacy and its impact on access to justice among the marginalized groups of people and whether they effectively incorporate legal empowerment strategies. The study will present a critical analysis on how one can bring together the theoretical insights of legal empowerment with a study of current practices and perceptions of legal aid and legal empowerment in advancing the poor and the vulnerable on accessing justice. By doing so it contributed to the broader discussion on the role of law and developments in empowering disadvantaged and the marginalized people, as well as expanding their freedoms, as the link between legal literacy and access to justice remains significantly unexplored within the capabilities approach. In particular the research paper will evaluate the legal aid from the perspective of rights awareness and rights enablement, key components of legal literacy. Through the capabilities approach it uncovered that legal aid service provisioning plays a significant role in promoting legal literacy, awareness, empowerment and enhancing the marginalized capabilities to access justice.
Description: A Dissertation Submitted To The School Of Law In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirements For The Award Of A Bachelor Of Laws Of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Laws

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