Save Legal Aid To Promote Justice For All
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No justice system is truly fair unless everyone is able to fight for their rights. Legal aid protects and helps the most vulnerable people in our society.
It helps those who suffered injustices such as domestic violence, negligence, housing, employment and amongst others legal aid provides everyone accesses to justice.
This petition pleads that the government uphold the rule of law and doesn't just end legal aid cuts, however, increases the legal aid budget.
We urge the Ministry of Justice to abandon plans to cut legal aid any further as it will deprive vulnerable individuals of justice when they need it the most.
Many of the legal aid changes have been criticized by Parliament's expert human rights committee, who claim that legal aid cut breaches the human rights act. As result, it will lead to an unequal society where those with wealth and power have an unfair advantage before the law.
The legal aid cut is unjustifiable, unreasonable, unconstitutional and illegal.
There are complicated administrative procedures in which evidential time limits imposed on legal aid applications of domestic violence victims have dangerously restricted access to justice and failed to protect vulnerable women, men, and children.
Even victims who in theory are entitled to claim legal aid are being denied the service altogether.
Please sign this petition to join us in fighting for a fair justice system for everyone.
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