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South Africa 2017 

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

Conference Papers

Session 1

Ensuring Equal Access to Justice for All: Effective Legal Aid in Criminal Cases

- Anika Holterhof, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Challenges When Drafting Legal Aid Legislation to Ensure Access to Justice in Developing Countries with Small Numbers of Lawyers: Thinking Outside the Box

- David McQuoid-Mason, President of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association, Professor of Law, Centre for Socio-legal Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Sesson 3

Adoption of the Legal Aid Directive in the EU:  Step Forward to End Class Justice?

 - Zaza Namoradze, Director of Budapest Office, Open Society Justice Initiative

Session 4

Unmet Needs for Legal Aid After Prison in Denmark

- Annette Olesen

Sesson 5

Legal Aid, Technology and Access to Justice 2017

- Roger Smith

Digital Delivery of Public Legal Information in British Columbia, Canada

Mark Benton, QC, CEO Legal Sservices Society

Rechtwijzer: Why Online Supported Dispute Resolution is Hard to Implement

- Maurits Barendrecht (Hague Institute for Innovation of Law and Tilburg University)

Session 6

Self Help – Digital Legal Rights for Suspects

- Dr Vicky Kemp 

Community Legal Education for People Seeking to ‘Buy Themselves a Job’

- Jeff Giddings, Lorelle Frazer̴, Debra Graceπ, Scott Weaven & Michael Robertson

Session 7

Peer Review and Cultural Change: Quality Assurance, Legal Aid and the Legal Profession

- Professor Alan Paterson and Professor Avrom Sherr

Oversight of Legal Aid Decisions: Alternative Approaches in the Nordic Countries, the UK and the Republic of Ireland

- Anna Barlow, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Session 8

Outsourcing Legal Aid in the Nordic Welfare States

- Ole Hammerslev & Olaf Halvorsen Rønning

Session 9 

Legal Aid Through the Lens of Developments in the Netherlands

- Herman Schilperoort, Head of Staff, Dutch Legal Aid Board

Making the Case for Civil Legal Assistance in the United States

- Rebecca L. Sandefur American Bar Foundation and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign