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Criminal Legal Aid Resources

Criminal Legal Aid Resources

This section includes papers, reports, studies, management and delivery tools related to criminal legal aid

This research work focuses on the question of what are the main objectives and priority avenues for reforming the Russian system for provision of state-funded legal aid in criminal cases and whether the best international experience in this field can be adopted in Russia.
On any particular day, around three million people are being held in pretrial detention, and during the course of a year an estimated 10 million people pass through pretrial detention.
"Effective Criminal Defence in Europe" summarizes the findings of a three-year research project to explore and compare access to effective defense in criminal proceedings across nine European jurisdictions.
The report „Why Public Defenders: Reflections on Recent Experiences in Eastern Europe” was written by Zaza Namoradze.
The report „Measuring the quality of defence in Chile” was written by Sofia Libedinsky.
The American Bar Association (ABA) issued „Ten Principles of a Public Defense Delivery System (2002)”.
National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) issued „Standards for the Administration of Assigned Counsel Systems”.
The paper „Quality: Time for the re-emergence of the Client?” was written by Ed Cape, Roger Smith and Taru Spronken.
National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) issued „Performance Guidelines for Criminal Defense Representation”.
The paper „Promoting Access to Justice in Central and Eastern Europe” was written by Roger Smith in 2002.