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Legal Aid in Sweden

Schoultz, Isabel LU orcid (2018) p.43-76
Abstract
Sweden has a combination of public and private protection of legal expenses in civil cases. The public legal aid scheme is subsidiary to the legal expense insurance, which means anyone who had a legal expense insurance covering the current affair would not receive legal aid. The chapter aims at reviewing the current legal aid in the country with emphasis on the public legal aid scheme and the legal expense insurance. The text also includes discussions on the function of the legal aid scheme in relation to the welfare state and from an access to justice perspective, pointing out strengths and weaknesses of the legal aid policies and practices.
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subject
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Outsourcing Legal Aid in the Nordic Welfare States
editor
Halvorsen Rønning, Olaf and Hammerslev, Ole
pages
43 - 76
publisher
Springer International Publishing
external identifiers
  • scopus:85042491631
ISBN
978-3-319-46684-2
978-3-319-46683-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46684-2_3
language
English
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yes
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19007e5f-f102-4f35-a0fc-b3b97e91be16
date added to LUP
2018-01-10 11:29:18
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2021-07-14 01:23:13
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  author       = {Schoultz, Isabel},
  booktitle    = {Outsourcing Legal Aid in the Nordic Welfare States},
  editor       = {Halvorsen Rønning, Olaf and Hammerslev, Ole},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {43--76},
  publisher    = {Springer International Publishing},
  title        = {Legal Aid in Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46684-2_3},
  doi          = {10.1007/978-3-319-46684-2_3},
  year         = {2018},
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