On 24 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Alexey Efimov took part in a presentation held by the Free Legal Assistance Centre.
The Commissioner spoke to journalists and underscored that the right of a vulnerable group, which required special social protection, to free legal aid guaranteed in Article 48 of the Constitution of Russia, had a new impetus when new federal and republican laws on the free legal aid were adopted back in 2011 and 2012.
The republic’s law On Free Legal Assistance has been regularly amended to improve activity of the bodies and organisations providing public legal aid services. In addition, the list of those entitled to the assistance has been extended.
Adapted from the Press Service of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)