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‘Weak legal assistance to underprivileged segments major challenge’

By JT - Jan 11,2018 - Last updated at Jan 12,2018

AMMAN — “Weak” legal assistance to underprivileged segments is among the major challenges facing the criminal justice system, according to a Jordan Judicial Council (JJC) report.

In annual report on the works of the judicial authority during 2016, the JJC said that the “weak legal assistance” to the underprivileged segments of society is the result of their weak financial abilities to pay lawyer fees.

Citing the report, Sisterhood Is Global Institute (SIGI) said that the prolonged litigation in criminal cases for many reasons including the delay in medical reports release and the absence of systematic lawyer employment to courts are also major challenges facing the judicial system. 

The attorney general offices’ view of the civil society organisations as only performing a monitoring role is another challenge to the judicial system, according to SIGI.

 

SIGI also cited the report as listing the “weak role” of the attorney general offices in monitoring rehabilitation centres and recording the violations of inmates’ rights and the absence of attorney general in these centres as another major challenge to the judicial system.

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Legal subsidies for those who can't afford because public defenders are limp and never make any gravitated legal motions.

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