This week’s profiled resource is titled Cuts that Hurt: The Impact of Legal Aid Cuts in England on Access to Justice and comes to us from Amnesty International. This report spotlights the damage to human rights and the lives of thousands of people as a result of the UK government drastically reducing access to legal aid funds for people in civil cases.
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The UK government has dramatically reduced access to legal aid for tens of thousands of people in civil cases. In doing so it has stripped away a vital element of support for a fair and just legal system. Those hardest hit by the cuts are some of the most disadvantaged and marginalized people in our society: children and young people, and people with additional vulnerabilities, including those with mental health problems or disabilities. This report turns the spotlight on the damage to human rights – and the lives of thousands of people – brought about by these rushed reforms.
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