I have the honour to address you in my capacity as Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 35/11.
In this connection, I would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information I have received concerning the Law on “Free Legal Aid”, which includes a number of provisions that could jeopardise the full realization of the right to legal aid for any individual who does not have sufficient financial means to meet the costs associated with judicial proceedings. […]
Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.
Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers