The Right to Legal Aid: A Guide to International Law Rights to Legal Aid

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This Guide to international law rights to legal aid has been developed to assist in promoting
effective access to legal aid to ensure access to justice for all, by setting out the international legal
standards and underlying principles and interpretations of the standards that comprise the
international legal framework for the provision of legal aid services. The Guide includes:

  • Observations jurisprudence, comments and recommendations from United Nations (UN)
    treaty bodies;
  • opinions and recommendations of Special Procedures of the UN Human Rights Council;
  • jurisprudence from regional courts and bodies, including the European Court of Human
    Rights (ECtHR), the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR), the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR).