Legal Aid is a Human Right to Access to Justice: It is 'Neither a Facility Given by Government Nor a Charity of Person or Organization'

7 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2013

Date Written: April 6, 2010

Abstract

Legal aid is internationally recognized as a fundamental human right of access of individual to fairness and impartiality of justice. It is essential to materialize the politico-legal notion of equality, which calls for treatment of every individual on equal footings. The responsibility of legal practitioners and their assistants to provide legal aid is a matter of ethically guided 'professionalism'. Hence, no legal aid can be considered adequate and efficient unless it imbibes all necessary elements of professionalism. Therefore, no one simply jump into a mission of legal aid without fully acquired professional skills and arts of legal professionalism.

Keywords: legal aid, justice, legal professionalism, colonial idealism, pro bono legal aid

Suggested Citation

Sangroula, Yubaraj, Legal Aid is a Human Right to Access to Justice: It is 'Neither a Facility Given by Government Nor a Charity of Person or Organization' (April 6, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2359951 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2359951

Yubaraj Sangroula (Contact Author)

Kathmandu School of Law ( email )

Dadhikot-9, Bhaktapur
Bhaktapur, Bhaktapur 6618
Nepal

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