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Criminal Legal Aid and Redress for Victims of Violence: International Perspectives on Access to Justice

Event Details

Time: 17.30-19.30

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

To what extent is criminal legal aid available and effective in different jurisdictions across Europe and beyond? What forms of redress for victims of violence do exist in different jurisdictions and are there effective and sustainable solutions that can be imported in other jurisdictions?

The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law will host an evening expert event in which professionals and specialists in criminal justice issues and the law and practice relating to redress for victims of violence across jurisdictions will share their experience on the main challenges on such issues and will discuss and comment examples of good practice.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.


  • Stephen Grosz QC (Hon), The Law Society, Human Rights Committee


  • Olivia Rope, Penal Reform International.
    "Popular as a victim, forgotten as a defendant: Access to justice for women in conflict with the law. A global view."
  • Jonathan Stuart Mitchell, 25 Bedford Row.
    "What hope is there for real progress on the availability of legal aid in European cross-border and arrest warrant cases?"
  • Carla Ferstman, REDRESS.
    "Legal aid for victims in international criminal law proceedings."
  • Richard Meeran, Leigh Day.
    "Overcoming legal hurdles in exposing and punishing corporate misconduct."

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The event is convened by the Bingham Centre as part of a project funded by the International Bar Association (IBA) through its Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee

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This event is accredited with 2 CPD hours.

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