Denial of right to a legal defence

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Violation of right to a defence against criminal charges

A former merchant bank on charge of fraud in the UK found himself unable to afford to hire legal representatives at the same time as the antiquated and complex fraud trial procedures made it almost impossible to defend himself. He calculated that had he used lawyers, at rates of £200 an hour, he could already have spent close to £1 million for the 40 days in court since the trial started.

Related Problems:
Unfit legal defendants
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST