Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

Why Legal Aid Matters

Sunday, April 12, 2015

“Change and progress is very difficult to achieve, especially where it relates to a concept that is misconceived by many. Legal aid is known and rendered as a service by many throughout the world, however in the Middle East, it is still at its beginnings. Whilst it exists, as a concept it remains misunderstood and resisted by many key decision makers involved in law and the legal profession. Using the situation in Jordan as a backdrop, this paper will explore the history, roots and purposes of legal aid and draw a conclusion on the question of why legal aid matters.” ARDD presents its first research based position paper from the Legal Department, answering the crucial question of ‘Why Legal Aid Matters.’

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