Legal Aid for Prisoners: Status Report on the Implementation of Three Schemes in Rajasthan 2019
This report is a follow up on CHRI’s 2016 report titled “Legal Aid for Prisoners: Status Report on the Implementation of Three Schemes in Rajasthan”. The previous report, prepared under the aegis of the Rajasthan SLSA, noted gaps in the legal aid machinery and looked at the implementation of legal aid schemes in prisons, police stations, courts and the legal services authority in Rajasthan. This report examines the improvements made on the ground between 2014 and 2016. The report also suggests detailed reporting and monitoring mechanisms for different stakeholders involved in legal aid delivery. These include formats of registers, reports and certificates for remand lawyers, panel and retainer lawyers, jail visiting lawyers, paralegals, legal aid clinics in jails, and legal service institutions. The report also includes duty notes for legal aid providers which would assist them in fulfilling their responsibilities.