Legal Aid: A Right or a Privilege | Video

Author Lois Leslie explains international law rights to legal aid and how legal aid in BC fails to comply with international law standards. The panelists identify the consequences of inadequate legal aid and suggestions for change. Panelist are: Austin Cullen, Associate Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of BC, The Honourable Anne Rowles, Retired Justice of the BC Court of Appeal and lawyers Michael Mulligan, Birgit Eder, and Anthony Robinson.

Click to see the LRWC publications on the right to legal aid: A Guide to International Law Rights to Legal Aid; and, How British Columbia’s Legal Aid System Fails to Meet International Law Human Rights Obligations. These publications were produced with funding from the Law Foundation of BC.

Access the PowerPoint slides here.

Download the Honourable Anne Rowles’ speaking notes here.

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