Status Report on Legal Aid for persons in Custody - Hope Behind Bars

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All India

July 2015 - June 2016


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The report is divided into two Volumes. Volume I looks at legal aid delivery across the country thematically. It looks at implementation of legal aid regulations and schemes nationally and suggests policy recommendations. Volume II looks at the functioning of legal aid delivery at the state level.


Research Report - Volume 1

This report analyses these three regulations in particular. It looks at the delivery of legal aid to accused persons in police stations, courts and prisons in India. It also seeks to identify good practices of legal aid delivery from different states and districts. The scope of this report is limited to access to legal aid in criminal cases.


Research Report - Volume 2

This volume has state summary sheets for 29 states and seven union territories. Each state summary includes three components: a) a snapshot of the criminal justice delivery system in the state; b) a snapshot of the response to our legal aid RTI and the key findings; and c) detailed findings on the implementation of legal aid delivery in the state.