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Access to justice through free legal aid and high quality standards of human rights protection

Sector: Human rights

EU Contribution: € 159,790.00 (81% of total).

Implementing organisation: All-Ukrainian Charitable Organization Ukrainian Legal Aid Foundation

Duration: from 10/2012 to 10/2014

Description: The project's purpose is to disseminate best practices of access to justice in criminal proceedings in the context of guarantees of human rights? protection in the course of criminal proceedings. The project promotes early access to a defense lawyer as a guarantee of the right to a fair trial and support human rights strategic litigation and development of pro bono practice. The project activities include: - a survey on criminal defence in Ukraine, - reports on access to justice and conferences on legal aid, - a series of guidelines for defence lawyers regarding human rights-related cases, - legal assistance complementing Public Defender Offices, - engagement of defence lawyers to provide pro bono services, - strategic litigation of selected cases on ensuring access to justice.

Location : Ukraine: Kyiv, Kharkiv oblast, Khmelnytsky, Lviv, Kherson, Donetsk and Odesa regions





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