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The Scottish Legal Aid Board has warned that significant further savings are required to keep the system sustainable.

True to their word, the Hungarian government has moved to turn the homeless into criminals.

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has removed the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB), Police Complaints Authority (PCA) and the Legal Aid Advisory Authority (LAAA) from under the purview of the Ministry of Justice.

Ontario Legal Aid duty counsel lawyers do valuable work and deserve to be able to bargain collectively, Ontario Attorney General John Gerretsen says.

The new Legal Services Society's board chair Tom Christensen, formerly a BC Liberal cabinet minister, says he's optimistic a solution will be found for legal aid's current crisis in British Columbia.

The European Court of Human Rights has notified in writing on 17th of September 2013 the following nine Chamber Judgments - none of which are final.

A new European directive on the rights of suspects to have access to a lawyer from the very early stages of being taken into custody is expected to be formally adopted by the end of the year.

A new law to guarantee the rights of all citizens to be advised by a lawyer when facing criminal proceedings today received the backing of the European Parliament plenary who adopted the proposal with an overwhelming majority (with 661 votes in favour, 29 against and 8 abstentions).

Suspects in Lithuania are being detained before trial, without any consideration of their circumstances or application of legislative safeguards – according to a group of Lithuanian expert lawyers.

Our recent communiqué on pre-trial detention in Lithuania shows how judicial systems can develop a culture of excessive detention. Karolis Liutkevičius, a lawyer from the Lithuanian NGO Human Rights Monitoring Institute, shares his experiences of pre-trial detention: