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Who should pay the Price for Justice; The Individual, the State or someone else? Comparative Analysis of the Public Legal Aid Models in Sweden and British Columbia (Canada)

Blomkvist, Elin (2013) JURM01 20131
Faculty of Law
Abstract
This text examines the public legal aid models for non-criminal legal matters in Sweden and British Columbia (BC), Canada. The Swedish legal aid model is characterized by making public legal aid subsidiary to private Legal Expenses Insurance. The examination provides data for a comparative analysis. Considering developments since the mid 1990s, and the critique aimed at the legal aid models in both Sweden and BC, the discussion focuses on coverage for family legal matters.

The comparative analysis discusses how respective jurisdiction approaches the right to legal aid. It provides examples of how individuals facing family law problems are affected by the limitations to the public legal aid schemes in both Sweden and BC.

The... (More)
This text examines the public legal aid models for non-criminal legal matters in Sweden and British Columbia (BC), Canada. The Swedish legal aid model is characterized by making public legal aid subsidiary to private Legal Expenses Insurance. The examination provides data for a comparative analysis. Considering developments since the mid 1990s, and the critique aimed at the legal aid models in both Sweden and BC, the discussion focuses on coverage for family legal matters.

The comparative analysis discusses how respective jurisdiction approaches the right to legal aid. It provides examples of how individuals facing family law problems are affected by the limitations to the public legal aid schemes in both Sweden and BC.

The analysis presents a discussion in which it is argued that British Columbia should work towards the realization of a judicial right to legal aid in addition to promoting legal aid as a poverty right and, the cost-sharing component of the Swedish model could stand as an example in a de lege ferenda discussion about public legal aid in British Columbia. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Denna text undersöker de offentliga rättshjälpsmodellerna för icke-straffrättsliga frågor i Sverige och British Columbia (BC), Kanada. Den Svenska rättshjälpsmodellen karaktäriseras av att offentlig rättshjälp är subsidiär till privat rättsskyddsförsäkring. Undersökningen ger underlag för en komparativ analys. Med beaktande av utvecklingen sedan mitten av 1990-talet och den kritik som riktats mot rättshjälpsmodellerna i både Sverige och BC fokuserar diskussionen på rättshjälp för familjerättsliga fall.

Den komparativa analysen diskuterar hur respektive jurisdiktion förhåller sig till rätten till rättshjälp. Den visar exempel på hur individer med familjerättsliga problem påverkas av begränsningarna i de offentliga rättshjälpsmodellerna... (More)
Denna text undersöker de offentliga rättshjälpsmodellerna för icke-straffrättsliga frågor i Sverige och British Columbia (BC), Kanada. Den Svenska rättshjälpsmodellen karaktäriseras av att offentlig rättshjälp är subsidiär till privat rättsskyddsförsäkring. Undersökningen ger underlag för en komparativ analys. Med beaktande av utvecklingen sedan mitten av 1990-talet och den kritik som riktats mot rättshjälpsmodellerna i både Sverige och BC fokuserar diskussionen på rättshjälp för familjerättsliga fall.

Den komparativa analysen diskuterar hur respektive jurisdiktion förhåller sig till rätten till rättshjälp. Den visar exempel på hur individer med familjerättsliga problem påverkas av begränsningarna i de offentliga rättshjälpsmodellerna i både Sverige och BC.

I analysen förs en diskussion som argumenterar för att British Columbia bör arbeta för främjande av en juridisk rätt till rättshjälp i kombination med främjande av rätten till rättshjälp som en fattig mans rätt, och den kostnadsfördelande komponenten i den svenska modellen bör stå som exempel för en de lege ferenda diskussion kring rättshjälpsmodellen i British Columbia. (Less)
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author
Blomkvist, Elin
supervisor
organization
course
JURM01 20131
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
rättshjälp, Legal Aid
language
English
id
3971985
date added to LUP
2014-01-24 10:30:04
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2014-01-24 10:30:04
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  abstract     = {This text examines the public legal aid models for non-criminal legal matters in Sweden and British Columbia (BC), Canada. The Swedish legal aid model is characterized by making public legal aid subsidiary to private Legal Expenses Insurance. The examination provides data for a comparative analysis. Considering developments since the mid 1990s, and the critique aimed at the legal aid models in both Sweden and BC, the discussion focuses on coverage for family legal matters. 

The comparative analysis discusses how respective jurisdiction approaches the right to legal aid. It provides examples of how individuals facing family law problems are affected by the limitations to the public legal aid schemes in both Sweden and BC. 

The analysis presents a discussion in which it is argued that British Columbia should work towards the realization of a judicial right to legal aid in addition to promoting legal aid as a poverty right and, the cost-sharing component of the Swedish model could stand as an example in a de lege ferenda discussion about public legal aid in British Columbia.},
  author       = {Blomkvist, Elin},
  keyword      = {rättshjälp,Legal Aid},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Who should pay the Price for Justice; The Individual, the State or someone else? Comparative Analysis of the Public Legal Aid Models in Sweden and British Columbia (Canada)},
  year         = {2013},
}