Saturday, May 17, 2008

Turkey Fact of the Day- Legal Aid

-Although legal aid is free, less than two percent of defendants made use of it during their trials.
-Approximately 75% of defendants who were sentenced to prison were never represented by a lawyer.
-Only in 7.3% of cases were lawyers present during police interrogations of suspects.

Alone in the Courtroom: Accessibility and Impact of Criminal Legal Aid before Istanbul Courts

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