DLA Piper Africa member firms are committed to contributing to the wellbeing of communities around the world. Our lawyers contribute to DLA Piper’s world class pro bono programs, which provide around 220,000 hours of free legal services annually.
DLA Piper's pro bono work is strategically focused to maximize the benefits to the communities we serve and focuses on rule of law and access to justice, including high impact children’s justice projects and support to UNICEF under our child rights partnership, as well as assistance to governments and selected NGOs to facilitate access to justice and development in Africa and beyond.
Sebalu & Lule also works to support the programs of New Perimeter, DLA Piper’s nonprofit affiliate that provides long-term pro bono legal assistance in underserved regions around the world. New Perimeter supports access to justice, social and economic development, sound legal institutions, and women's advancement. Founded in 2005 as a result of DLA Piper's commitment to support legal advancement worldwide, New Perimeter's vision is to harness the skills and talents of DLA Piper lawyers to further a more just world for all.
Sebalu & Lule strives to be a leader in environmental sustainability, undertaking initiatives to reduce the environmental footprint of its business activities in line with DLA Piper’s Global Environmental Policy.
As a member of DLA Piper Africa, we share DLA Piper’s global commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality. Our people reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities and markets where we work.
Advised The Redress Trust on computation of damages for victims of torture in Uganda. The Redress Trust is a human rights organisation based in London, England, that helps survivors of torture to obtain justice and reparation in the form of compensation, rehabilitation, official acknowledgement of the wrong and formal apologies.
Supported the development of a case management handbook for victims of sexual violence. Rape Hurts Foundation in Uganda responds to over 2,000 cases of extreme sexual and gender based violence every year. In 65% of those cases, the victims and survivors require urgent medical attention.
Supported the Undikumbukire Project Zambia in documenting and processing the release of children in detention in the country’s Copper Belt. Undikumbukire Project Zambia (UP) is a Zambian human rights organization focused on juveniles in conflict with the law. The project helps imprisoned juveniles obtain legal representation and social support, and we advocate for a more restorative justice system.
In partnership with East African Development Bank, participated in a series of regional training programmes in Uganda for Eastern African public sector lawyers and law professors to ensure East Africa’s extractive industry supports social and economic development.