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Law: Access to the Legal System: Central Asia
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Securing equal access to legal assistance is a precondition for achieving equal justice in a society. In the Central Asian republics, equal access to justice is a right declared by constitutions and therefore the states have a legal obligation to provide the arrangements necessary to exercise this right. However, there are few reliable data sources, statistics, or specialized studies that could help to assess usage patterns, especially when it comes to indicators disaggregated by sex, age, ethnicity, and territorial division…

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Abdurazakova, Dono, “Law: Access to the Legal System: Central Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0105e>
First published online: 2009

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