There are few things more important in overcoming extreme poverty than access to the law. The rights of the poor in many parts of the world are frequently trampled on and ignored. Access to the legal system for all is a principle that is espoused, but often left undone. Uganda, as a former British Colony, has much in common with the legal system in many parts of the world. But while the right laws and legal processes are in place, Uganda has a difficult time executing them. Whether it be lack of resources or corruption, the poor, and in particular children, lack access to the courts and the legal system.