Ukraine launches ‘comprehensive’ legal aid pilot scheme

Following passage of a legal aid law, Ukraine has launched a national legal aid scheme that includes establishment of primary justice centers in 32 communities around the country.

According to the Open Society Foundations, the new law takes “a comprehensive and systemic approach to the provision of legal aid services,” taking into account “both criminal and civil legal matters.” But the road ahead is a long one.  “It will take many years of further work before Ukraine’s new legal aid system ensures the full delivery of the promise of the law. The support of civil society groups is essential to ensure its long term success.”



February 21, 2013 | Namati