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Legal Aid in India: The Need for Strong Laws and High Minds

Guest Contributor 18th November 2012

By Persis Sidhva The Indian legal system has been ineffective in promoting a pro bono culture. The Legal Services Authorities Act 1987 provides for free legal services to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, women and children without any qualification regarding their financial status, persons with disabilities, victims of human trafficking, persons with an annual income less than […]

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Studying Human Rights, Law and Practice

Guest Contributor 17th November 2012

By Laurence Lustgarten After a busy two weeks on the blog,  Laurence Lustgarten asks us to step back and reflect on the study of human rights. ‘Human rights’ is a subject that increasingly attracts many public-spirited students around the world. For would-be lawyers, this usually means intense study of doctrine. Thirty years ago there was […]

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April Fools: The Quiet Demolition of Legal Aid

Guest Contributor 16th November 2012

By Jo Renshaw Following the celebration of National Pro Bono Week in the UK last week, Jo Renshaw, Partner and Head of the Immigration Team at Turpin & Miller LLP, reflects on the impact of the impending cuts to legal aid in the UK and why pro bono work will not be enough to fill […]

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Justice and Security Bill: Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Hayley Hooper 15th November 2012

  This week the Joint Committee on Human Rights published its Report on the UK Justice and Security Bill. Hayley Hooper provides an overview of the Bill and the Report’s conclusions. Jeremy Bentham wrote that ‘publicity is the soul of justice’. Currently, the British government are of the view that where national security is at […]

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