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About Justice Access Point

Justice Access Point was established in 2018 and formerly registered in 2019. The formation of the Organization was inspired by the overarching and urgent need to kick start, reignite, and re-invigorate the different Justice efforts including the stalled transitional Justice process in Uganda, Africa states back clash against the International Criminal Court; Uganda’s challenge to implement recommendations from the 1st and 2nd UPR. Jap supports state and non-state actors through a number of interventions highlighted in the programming areas.

Our Mission

A one stop Justice center of excellence, enabling citizens and citizen organizations in fragile and post-conflict communities in Uganda to effectively and efficiently access and utilize the available justice mechanisms and meet their justice needs.

 

Our Vision

A society where every citizen is able to access and benefit from Justice.

 

The Target Groups

The target groups for JAP are the victims of mass atrocities, international crimes, terrorism and tortured victims.

 

The Geographical Coverage

The primary geographical coverage includes the fragile, conflict and post conflict communities in Uganda.

Our Core Values

Participation

JAP places great store on the participation of the different actors in the different atrocity prevention processes (upstream, midstream, and downstream) as well as the participation of its stakeholders internal processes.

Accountability

JAPs’ interaction with stakeholders is always guided by its commitment to being accountable to the different stakeholders.

Non-discrimination:

JAP does not exclude or discriminate any of the community member from partaking in its operations or benefiting therefrom based on social, economic, political ,ethnic or sexual orientation.

Dignity of the person

JAP considers that dignity of the person is inherent and defines our atrocity prevention interventions.

Our Objectives

To support the realization of the National targets towards the Global Sustainable Development Goals, especially Programmes relevant to Access to Justice, Human Rights, Peace and security in Uganda;

To popularize and encourage civil society engagement with the Peace and Justice Architecture within the East African Community, International Conference of the Great Lakes Region, African Union, and the United Nations;

To build the capacity of citizens, civic groups and citizen organizations in the utilization of the available domestic, regional and international justice mechanism to meet the justice needs of citizenry in fragile and post-conflict communities.

To advocate for State ratification and full Domestication of treaties relevant to prevention of and Accountability for International crimes and mass atrocities;

To advocate for a conducive policy and legal framework for transitional justice for the war affected communities in Uganda ;