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Next ILAG Conference - Johannesburg, South Africa 14th - 16th June 2017

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Conference Update - South Africa 15-17 June 2017

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Important Information for 2017 ILAG Conference in South Africa

Below you will find important information regarding the upcoming ILAG Conference.

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Government Response To Productivity Commission Ignores Substance And Significance Of The Problems For Access To Justice In Australia

Laws affect us all. They affect much of what we do; from the moment, we have breakfast until the moment we sleep at night. Laws and regulations affect the quality of what we eat the safety of our streets, our workplace conditions, the buildings we live in or rent and our access to essential services. The rule of law, a fundamental condition for democracy requires, that the law is applied equally and fairly, so that no one is above the law and that the law is capable of being known to everyone, so that everyone can comply. Access to legal advice and confidence in the laws administration are key elements of adherence to the Rule of Law.

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ILAG Heading to South Africa in 2017

Dear Colleagues

As you know, I hope, the next International Legal Aid Group conference will be held in Johannesburg from the 14-16th June 2017. We have been to look at the venue and accommodation and I am delighted with the options available to us. Good hotel accommodation in South Africa is very reasonably priced – as is the wonderful food.

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Legal Aid: A Short Note on France

In France, the system of legal aid is decentralised and the decision to provide legal aid is made by legal aid councils located at each Court. The distribution of the money to the lawyers is made by the national Bar Council and the local Bar Association. There is no merit test for the claim, which is only rejected by the legal aid Council if there is a manifest inadmissibility or a manifest unfoundness.

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