ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Plight of Legal Aid Counsels at the District Courts of India

Despite free services offered by Legal Aid Counsels, beneficiaries choose to avail paid services offered by private practitioners. Why is this so? The article investigates the efficiency of LACs in India, and brings in grassroots narratives of the conditions under which a counsel provides their legal services to a legal aid beneficiary in the subordinate courts of India.

Condition of Undertrials in India

A large number of the poor, the Dalits and people from the minority communities are languishing in jail as undertrials because of a property-based bail system and a poor legal aid mechanism. This article suggests ways in which both these tools could be strengthened for speedy dispensation of justice.
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