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Legislative Committee (LC) starts Consultative Meeting

Posted on :05 July 2017

The LC conducted its first consultative meeting on the “ Policy Review of Legal Aid to Indigent Person” with the officials from the Office of Attorney General (OAG) today. The meeting was held to have a clear understanding on the role of OAG in institutionalizing the provision of legal aid to indigent person.

The overall discussion revolved on the need to have a proper procedure/guideline pertaining to provision of legal aid to indigent person, defining the Indigent Person and the need for establishment of separate entity/center.

The House had discussed the issues in the last session which has been identified as one of the policy issue to be reviewed. Subsequently, LC was assigned with the task to carry out the review work.

Similar meeting will be carried out by the Committee with relevant stakeholders.

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