Access to Justice, Including Meaningful Legal Representation in Civil Cases

Report addresses the lack of federal protection in civil proceedings when basic human needs are in jeopardy, which leads to a gap in justice for racial minorities, the economically unprivileged, and women and children. It also points to a similar justice gap for migrant agricultural workers, who are not allowed access to legal advocates and other service providers in their labor camp homes, which results in their vulnerability to systemic exploitation.

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National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel; Maryland Legal Aid Bureau; Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute; Northeastern School of Law Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy; and National Center for Access to Justice
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ICCPR, the covenant, the Human Rights Committee, List of Issues Submissions, access to justice, immigrant rights, labor camps, worker's rights, women and children

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