Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Immigrants Have Right To Legal Aid in UK

Appeal Court Judges have ruled that denying legal Aid to immigrants fighting deportation is unlawful.

According to Wikipedia; Legal Aid is the provision of assistance to people otherwise unable to afford legal representation and access to the court system.

Legal Aid is regarded as central in providing access to justice by ensuring equality before the law, the right to counsel and the right to a fair trial.

"It would go against the principles of British justice to stop people claiming funds to make their case to stay, said Court of Appeal Judges.

According to Metro, the government had tried to reverse a High Court ruling that denying aid in six cases was 'too restrictive'.

Three of the cases concerened EU nationals facing deportation after being convicted of crimes. The fourth involved an alldged trafficking victim from Nigeria.

Source: Metro, uk.

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