Commission for free legal aid to be set up under Russian government
MOSCOW, December 14 - RAPSI. The Justice Ministry will provide the government with a proposal on the composition of a free legal aid commission.
The corresponding resolution was published on the government's website on Friday.
The issue of setting up the commission was discussed on December 7 at a Cabinet of Ministers meeting. "The government has ruled to establish a governmental commission to implement the federal law on free legal aid," according to the document.
The law will come into effect on January 15.
Pursuant to the law, federal ministries, agencies and regional authorities will provide citizens with oral and written consultations on issues that fall within their competence. The move will help citizens in need of social support and protection. They will receive assistance in drafting applications, complaints, motions and other legal documents, and represent their interests in court and in state and municipal authorities and organizations.