Effects of Economic Distress on Legal Aid Services Amid Covid-19 Pandemic in India

LexForti Legal Journal, Volume I Issue VI

13 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2020

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Anurag Kushwaha

Prestige Institute of Management and Research, Department of Law

Date Written: August 8, 2020

Abstract

The paper aims to analyse the adverse effects of poor economic condition amid COVID-19 pandemic on the legal aid services in India. The concept of access to justice and the disparity within social classes is a highlighting feature.

The paper contends that the legal aid provided in India is not in a promising condition while the people who seek justice have to compromise due to the limited resources and generalised approach of the government and courts. The author recommends that there is a need to conjoin the efforts by the legal services institutions with educational institutions, government and non profit organisations to prioritise the vulnerable sections of our society and work on remodelling of legal aid facilities in accordance with the available resources.

Keywords: Legal Aid, COVID-19, India, Economic, Effects, Access to Justice

Suggested Citation

Kushwaha, Anurag, Effects of Economic Distress on Legal Aid Services Amid Covid-19 Pandemic in India (August 8, 2020). LexForti Legal Journal, Volume I Issue VI , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3670043

Anurag Kushwaha (Contact Author)

Prestige Institute of Management and Research, Department of Law ( email )

Indore
M.P
Indore, PA Madhya Pradesh 452010
India

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