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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul,

In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Gideon v Wainwright that the states are required to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants who cannot afford to pay for a private attorney.

A planned crackdown on Britain's £2bn legal aid bill was defended by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling last night, who said: "We have to tighten our belts - as a nation, we are bust."

Almost half Africa’s prison population consists of people held in pretrial detention, awaiting a trial that may take months or years to materialize.

Hungary is set to become the first EU country to be monitored by the Council of Europe, following recent changes to the country’s constitution.

Governments are on track to meet four of the 21 targets set out in the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals by the 2015 deadline, the lead author of the World Bank’s 2013 Global Monitoring Report told EurActiv.

In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright that criminal defendants have a constitutional right to counsel, even when they cannot afford one.

Critics of the criminal justice system observe that the promise of Gideon v. Wainwright has been unfulfilled.

In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of Tymoshenko v. Ukraine (application no. 49872/11), which is not final, the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been:

The chairman of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has appealed to the public to back protests against