Access to Justice - A Right or a Privilege? A Blueprint for Civil Legal Aid in Ireland

Access to Justice - A Right or a Privilege?


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FLAC's 2005 report on legal aid is a comprehensive analysis of the workings and the shortcomings of our present system of civil legal aid. It proposes changes to the system and discusses alternative approaches. These recommendations are then summarised in a blueprint at the end of the report. Points covered in the book include the following:

  • The right to civil legal aid in Irish and international law
  • The scope of civil legal aid provision in Ireland
  • Eligibility for legal aid - the merits and the means
  • How civil legal aid is delivered in this jurisdiction and alternative models
  • A Blueprint for civil legal aid in Ireland in the 21st century