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European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judgments can have a huge impact in Member States by highlighting systemic and serious problems in human rights protection.
IN THE PAST 20 years, funding for legal aid has been cut to such an extent that most people cannot obtain funding for their legal issues.
The Law Society has called for a complete rethink of the government’s ‘economically unworkable’ and ‘potentially unlawful’ criminal legal aid proposals.
Welcome back to the UK Human Rights Roundup, your regular assortment of human rights news. The full list of links can be found here. You can also find our table of human rights cases here and previous roundups here.
Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman on Wednesday announced $24 million in grants aimed at boosting representation for indigent criminal defendants across upstate New York.
VICTORIA'S senior criminal courts are in crisis as controversial budget cuts put in jeopardy all complex trials relying on legal aid.
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:
“I remained at liberty and I am thankful to the court for its fair decision.
This document is part of the Open Society Justice Initiative's Arrest Rights Toolkit, a resource for criminal lawyers, prosecutors, judges, and police—all those who play a role in ensuring that the rights of people accused of crimes are respected.
This document is part of the Open Society Justice Initiative's Arrest Rights Toolkit, a resource for criminal lawyers, prosecutors, judges, and police—all those who play a role in ensuring that the rights of people accused of crimes are respected.