China News Service, Beijing, June 7 (Liang Xiaohui and Li Jingze) The second deliberation draft of the legal aid law was submitted to the 29th meeting of the 13th National People's Congress for deliberation on the 7th.

The second draft of the draft proposes that if people who may be sentenced to life imprisonment or death sentence and defendants in death sentence review cases need legal aid, the legal aid agency should appoint a lawyer with more than three years of relevant practice experience as the defender.

  Legal aid is an important legal system established by the state to ensure that citizens with economic difficulties and other parties who meet statutory conditions obtain free legal services such as legal consultation and criminal agency, protect the legitimate rights and interests of the parties, promote the correct implementation of the law, and maintain social fairness and justice.

In January this year, the 25th meeting of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress conducted the first review of the draft legal aid law.

  In order to encourage and support more social forces to participate in legal aid, the second draft of the draft deletes the provision that “legal aid is implemented by legal aid personnel organized by legal aid agencies” in the first draft of the draft, and clearly encourages and supports group organizations and institutions , Social organizations provide legal aid in accordance with the law, and add regulations: Trade unions, Communist Youth Leagues, Women's Federations and other groups organize legal aid work, refer to the relevant provisions of this law.

  The second draft of the draft proposes that people's governments at or above the county level should improve the legal aid guarantee system, include legal aid related funds in the government's budget at the corresponding level, establish a dynamic adjustment mechanism, guarantee the needs of legal aid work, and promote the balanced development of legal aid.

  In addition, the second draft of the draft clarified that colleges and universities and scientific research institutions can organize legal aid volunteers to provide "legal consultation, legal documents drafting and other legal aid", and add provisions: the state encourages and regulates legal aid voluntary services; support Eligible individuals act as legal aid volunteers and provide legal aid in accordance with the law.

  It is worth mentioning that, in order to further expand the coverage of civil and administrative legal aid and relax the exemption from reviewing economic difficulties, the second review draft of the draft adds "confirmation of labor relations" and "compensation for damage to ecological damage" in the matters of applying for legal aid. As well as other circumstances stipulated in the "Regulations", and additional provisions: where the close relatives of heroes and martyrs defend the personality rights of heroes and martyrs and claim relevant civil rights and interests due to brave acts of righteousness, the parties who apply for legal aid are not subject to financial difficulties.

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