Legal aid in Europe

International affairs / International court of law

Legal aid in Europe

Nine different ways to guarantee access to justice?

Summary

This is a comparative research about legal aid in nine countries: France, Germany, Belgium, England & Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Poland, Finland and the Netherlands. This report addresses two questions:

  1. How are state-financed legal aid systems organised in these countries?
  2. Which minimum requirements for state-financed legal aid can be reduced from the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) and from case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)? 

Index

Executive summary
Uitgebreide samenvatting

  1. Comparing legal aid systems
  2. Components of the legal aid system
  3. Costs and financing of legal aid
  4. Legal aid per type of problem
  5. General trends in innovation and reforms
  6. ECHR case law
  7. Findings and trends

Appendix
Bibliography

Publication data

Author(s):
Barendrecht, M., Kistemaker, L., Scholten, H.J., Schrader, R., Wrzesinka, M.
Organization(s):
Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HIIL), WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HIIL)
Year of publication:
2014

Order information

Address:
Hague Institute for Internationalisation of Law (HII)
Phone:
070-7620700
E-mailaddress:
infol@hiil.org
Website:
www.hiil.org