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...
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).
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...
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.