Criminal legal aid fragility putting rights at risk

The fragility of the criminal legal aid sector is placing people’s human rights at risk which can no longer be ignored, MPs have said a report that paints a bleak picture.

The House of Commons justice select committee has today called for the government to commission an independent review – similar to a review conducted in Scotland – with the aim of devising a sustainable scheme. The review should begin no later than March 2019 and be completed within a year.

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