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Identifying the economic benefits of legal aid - 2019 project
The IBA and the World Bank are jointly funding a project to identify the economic benefits of legal aid and to produce guidance that any jurisdiction can use to calculate the benefits in their own country. The report will be published at the IBA Annual Conference in Seoul in October 2019.
Documents circulated at the International Conference on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems, Tbilisi, 11-13 November 2018
Ombudsman schemes and effective access to justice: A study of international practices and trends - October 2018
This report explores how ombudsman services have become a significant feature of legal systems across many jurisdictions, developing from a constitutional accountability tool to an independent complaints mechanism widely used in the private sector.
Guide on Legal Aid Principles on Civil, Administrative and Family Justice Systems
The IBA Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee and the Bar Issues Commission have collaborated on developing guidance on best practices in creating a good legal aid system.
Access to justice for persons with disabilities:
From international principles to practice - October 2017
This report aims to identify barriers to access to justice for persons with disabilities; gather examples of solutions used to overcome those barriers; and provide insight into how examples of good practice may be transferable internationally to inform access to justice practices.
Children and Access to Justice:
National Practices, International Challenges - Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law Report - October 2016
This report by Julinda Beqiraj and Lawrence McNamara examines barriers and challenges to access to justice for children and the ways those are overcome in different jurisdictions. It draws together strategies and solutions, and provides insights into how examples of good practice may be transferable internationally.
2016 project on access to justice for children
The International Bar Association’s Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee will work again with the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law on a third research project within the scope of the Committee’s mandate and within core IBA interests more broadly.
The 2016 project looks at access to justice for children, exploring obstacles and solutions across jurisdictions.
As part of the project, a report will be published based on an international survey on practices across jurisdictions, including main obstacles and innovative examples of strategies that ensure effective access to justice for children.
Find out about the Committee's:
2015 project on legal aid in criminal cases and redress for victims of violence, and the
2014 project on barriers to access to justice across jurisdictions and practices which have sought to overcome them.
Find out more and read reports