The project aims:

to enhance the quality of legal aid services in criminal proceedings within the EU by developing common standards for legal aid provision and quality assurance/supervision and by raising capacity of legal aid policy makers, administrators and providers for ensuring high quality legal aid.

Results of the project “Enhancing the Quality of Legal Aid: General Standards for Different Countries”

The project “Enhancing the Quality of Legal Aid: General Standards for Different Countries (QUAL-AID)” was developed and implemented in 2016-2018 by partners from three EU Member States: Lithuania, Germany and the Netherlands. The project was led by the Law Institute of Lithuania with the main researchers being Dr. Simonas Nikartas, Dr. Agnė Limantė and Laurynas Totoraitis. The project benefited from EU co-funding which was provided under the Justice Programme (JUST/2015/JACC/AG/PROC/8632).

Besides Law Institute of Lithuania, Lithuanian team also included Lithuanian State-Guaranteed Legal Aid Service, represented by Dr. Anželika Banevičienė and Diana Jarmalė, and Lithuanian Bar Association, represented by Dr. LaurynasBiekša. The German partner was Goethe University of Frankfurt under principle investigation of Prof. Dr. Christoph Burchard (LL.M. NYU) and Prof. Dr. Matthias Jahn (judge at the Higher...

High-level experts from all over Europe to join the conference

We are delighted to confirm that 27 high level experts from various European countries and Ukraine will join the conference “Enhancing the Quality of Legal Aid: General Standards for Different Countries” which is taking place this week. Our honorable guests and speakers include Justice of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania, former judge at the European Court of Human Rights, Head of the Seimas Ombudsmen Office, representative of the European Commission, representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, representatives from several Ministries of Justice, bar associations,legal aid boards, Open Society Institute, lawyers, prosecutors, policy advisers and academics.

Invitation to the international conference "Enhancing the Quality of Legal Aid: General Standards for Different Countries"

On behalf of all project partners – Law Institute of Lithuania, State-guaranteed Legal Aid Service, Lithuanian Bar Association, J.W.Goethe University, Legal Aid Board of the Netherlands – we would like to kindly invite you to take an active participation in the international conference in the framework of the project “Enhancing the Quality of Legal Aid: General Standards for Different Countries". The conference will take place on 22-23 November 2017 in Vilnius (Lithuania).

Aim of the project

The project seeks to enhance the quality of legal aid services in criminal proceedings within the EU by developing common standards for legal aid provision and quality assurance/ supervision and by raising capacity of legal aid policy makers, administrators and providers for ensuring high quality legal aid.

Partners in the project

Law Institute of Lithuania, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (Germany), Legal Aid Board (the...

Partners coming from three EU Member States are joining efforts to enhance the quality of legal aid

The first meeting to discuss the action plan of the project called “Enhancing the quality of Legal Aid: Common Standards for Different Countries", coordinated by the Law institute of Lithuania, was held on the 14th of February 2017 along with the fellow partners from Lithuania (State-guaranteed Legal Aid Service, Lithuanian Bar Association), Germany (J.W. Goethe's University in Frankfurt am Main) and Netherlands (Dutch Legal Aid Board).