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Legal Aid Services IN Correctional Homes of West Bengal - Second Watch Report

Nov 12, 2019 Download File

This study documents the status of legal aid services in West Bengal based on the evaluation of data received from correctional homes on the compliance and implementation of various schemes and directives of NALSA, State Legal Services Authority (SLSA), and the WBSLSA. The data covers the
period between 1 January and 31 December 2017.

The study gives a district-wise account of legal aid services in correctional homes with the aim of apprising legal services authorities in each district about the lacunae and gaps in effective access to legal aid in the criminal justice system. In addition, this report also highlights the successes and shortcomings that have developed since CHRI’s previous (2015) report on legal aid services in correctional homes in the state.