Yes we need the legal aid law urgently passed by the 10th parliament for the following grounds:
The global pandemic of COVID 19 has has had a devastating impact on the economy leaving the small income earners crippled with no means to pay for legal services than ever before but rather left to benefit from the legal aid law for access to justice
The proposed Legal Aid Law will not only benefit the poor and vulnerable. It will also benefit the following:
The Government: The law will facilitate faster disposal of cases and consequently, the de-congestion of prisons and the Government will be able to cut down on the costs of feeding the currently high number of prisoners.
The Judiciary: The law will facilitate the right to a fair
The existing state provided legal aid services are limited in scope. Enacting the law will expand the scope and reach of legal aid services and thus facilitate access to justice since legal aid is a key proponent of access to justice.
The poor and marginalized face impediments in accessing legal services, especially those in rural areas who are far from their reach. With the proposed Law in plac
There is a thin line between life and death. It is always important that one's wishes after death are deduced into a Will.
A Will is just a formal expression of a person's wishes or intentions after his or her death. It is another document of transfer of property through which a persons can be able to dispose of their property after their death.
To many people, access to justice simply means improving one's access to courts of law or guaranteeing their legal representation. However, it encompasses more than just that. Access to justice encompasses the ability of people to seek and obtain remedies through formal or informal institutions of justice while in compliance with human rights standards.
Police and all other sister agencies have got powers to arrest you even on mere suspicion of having committed a crime. The intervention of other security agencies like C.M.I, Flying Squad etc, is dependant upon the gravity of the case. On many occasions, the detentions have gone on for months.
What can be done to secure the release of a person from detention?
There's been a hot topic about a girl that dragged and raped a boy that was under the influence of alcohol. It's also said that she was also infected with HIV at the time of her action. Is it possible for the boy to get justice or the girl to get justice as well because apparently she's also denying the allegations.?
Many of the youth have lost trust in the justice system because of the failure of those meant to help & protect them end up conniving with the wrong elements in society hence breaking the balance in the Justice system. This should immediately stop to make our country a better place to live in.
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