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Implementation of the UN Principles and Guidelines on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems: Follow-up on the Johannesburg Declaration - 13th UN Crime Congress, Doha 2015, High-Level Event
14 Apr 2015 -  This high-level meeting aims to focus attention on global challenges to ensuring access to quality criminal legal aid services for the poor, provide an opportunity for Member States to learn about recent developments in the area of legal aid, and discuss the steps that need to be taken to guarantee implementation of the United Nations Principles and Guidelines on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems in practice.This meeting will also address the need for increased sharing of technical assistance lessons learned and best practices, following-up on the International Conference on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems, held in June 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa, that brought together over 250 national-level representatives, civil society members and experts from almost 70 Member States .
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