legal aid

You now have access to free legal help in Aalborg – thanks to Legal Aid!

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img.phpIn 1916, the Danish government passed the Retsplejelov (Administration of Justice Act) and in 1919 the law went into force. The Act fulfilled the promises of the 1849 Danish Constitution on the separation of the administration of justice from the administration, on the introduction of public and oral administration of justice, and on jurors’ involvement in criminal proceedings. The 1,000+-paragraph law has been amended multiple times since the early 20th century, most recently in 2013. Who cares, you might ask? Well it just so happens that one of the provisions in the law (Ch. 31) is the basis on which a free legal aid service has recently opened in Aalborg…

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