This project aims to improve access to justice for disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the Russian Federation by improving implementation of the Federal Law on Free Legal Aid. The project aims to ensure that:

  • People on low income, certain senior citizens, people with disabilities or mental illness, persons without legal capacity and their guardians, orphaned children and their guardians, and children in institutional care all have better access to legal services and that their civil law rights are better protected;
  • Publicly-funded legal services and other forms of free legal advice and assistance are targeted effectively and, as a result, the take-up of legal services by disadvantaged and vulnerable people to protect their civil law rights is increased and generalised.

The project is supported by a voluntary contribution from Luxembourg. Additional funding is required in order to complete the project.  For information on how to make a contribution to this project, please contact matthew.barr@coe.int (Head of Resource Mobilisation and Donor Relations).