Legal Aid Delhi

“The APCA Social Justice Team provides free legal aid to those affected by the unrest in northeast Delhi. about 46 families have helped so far” (March 22, 2020). Section 12 of the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987 sets out the criteria for the provision of legal services to authorised persons. Section 12 of the Act reads as follows: At the inauguration of the Front Offices and Legal Aid Advocacy Office under the auspices of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) in New Delhi, the Chief Justice of India, Justice N.V. Ramana, stressed the importance of ensuring effective access to legal aid for marginalized communities in India. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Jharkhand, Dr. Ravi Ranjan, launched “Kartavya” on May 24. The programme is designed to assist families of remand prisoners, convicted prisoners and their families by providing them with legal assistance, food and medicine. Read more→ In a call by the human rights organisation Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) [led by Teesta Setalvad] for adequate legal assistance for those who have been excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the Gauhati High Court issued an opinion to the Union of India on Monday (1 March). State Government, among others. The National Centre for the Promotion of Employment of Persons with Disabilities (NCPEDP), the leading advocacy group for disabled persons in India, has set up a legal aid hotline that will deal with legal complaints and issues of persons with disabilities across India. U.U.S. Judges Lalit, as executive chairman of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), said every police station in the country must be entitled to legal aid and the availability of free legal aid services.

NALSA released a report on the release of 42925 people in pretrial detention due to the work of legal aid institutions during the national lockdown (May 16, 2020). Every person who is required to commence or defend a case is entitled to legal services under this Act if that person: (A) is a member of a scheduled caste or tribe; (B) victims of trafficking in persons within the meaning of article 23 of the Constitution; (C) A woman or child; (D) a person with a mental illness or other disability; The corporation was created as a result of a Supreme Court initiative to expand the reach of legal aid to middle-income groups. It has been decided to form such societies in every High Court in the country, and DHCMILAS is such a society for the Delhi High Court. An expert group was set up by the Delhi Commission for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (DCPCR), headed by retired Justice Madan Lokur and three DCPCR members, to conduct an official inquiry into the effectiveness of legal aid for children in conflict with the law living in observation homes. security establishments and special hostels in Delhi. The National Legal Services Authority, in partnership with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, published a “Handbook of Formats” to standardize the records of legal services agencies (5 June 2020). At the launch, Justice Ramana discussed the role of legal services agencies in the pandemic in his keynote address. The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) celebrated Legal Services Day with Shri Justice N.V. Ramana, Chief Justice of India and Chief Patron of NALSA, as the event`s lead guest. Judge Uday Umesh Lalit, guest of honour, stressed the importance of wide dissemination through various communication channels to raise awareness of the constitutional right to free legal aid. The Chief Justice of India, N.V.

Ramana, discussed the need to sensitize and train staff and volunteers to meet the needs and sensitivities of victims and their families at the farewell ceremony of the pan-India legal awareness and awareness campaign. The campaign was organized by the National Legal Services Authority to celebrate the 75th anniversary of independence and saw several awareness-raising initiatives (e.g. legal awareness camps) in different parts of the country over 40 days. In a keynote address as part of a legal awareness program entitled “Updating Rights and Rights in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals – 2030”, Justice Uday U. Lalit, Supreme Court Justice and Executive Chairman of the National Legal Services Authority, pointed out that legal aid is not used by the public due to a lack of awareness and quality of assistance provided. and stressed the need to ensure quality legal aid in order to build confidence in the system. Judge N.V. Ramana, Supreme Court Justice and Executive Chairman of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), discussed the challenges the pandemic has posed to the country`s judicial system and the efforts of legal aid institutions to respond to them at the inauguration of the Bihar State Legal Services Authority Conference Hall.

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