Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Reform Resources

Access to Legal Aid

Legal framework:

  • United Nations Principles and Guidelines on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems (General Assembly resolution 67/187, annex, of 20 December 2012) EnglishArabicFrenchChineseRussianSpanish

Practical Guidance:

Surveys and data:

  • UNDP/UNODC Global Study on Legal Aid:
  • Survey Report on Access to legal Aid in Africa English

Highlights from the Kyoto Crime Congress:

Equal Access to Justice for All - Find out more here. View the recording here

Highlights from the OHCHR Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law:

Equal access to justice for all: voices from around the world