Lord Wilson attacks dismantling of UK’s ‘precious system of legal aid’ in forthright Chicago speech

The government is dismantling the UK’s “precious system of legal aid”, placing access to justice under threat, a senior supreme court judge has said in a forthright speech in Chicago.

Lord Wilson, who has sat on the UK’s highest court since 2011, also said “insularity” was one of the main features of human rights practice in the US, and implied that the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the UN human rights council set “a useful precedent for repressive leaders around the world”.

Related: The Guardian view on legal aid: cuts have caused chaos and must be reversed | Editorial

Related: Legal aid 'deserts' complicating access to justice, says committee

Continue reading...

Powered by WPeMatico

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.