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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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