PILnet (then Public Interest Law Initiative), Moscow, 2003

This book presents the results of country reports prepared within the framework of the Promoting Access to Justice in Central and Eastern Europe project.

The reports on access to justice and the state of legal aid were commissioned in the summer of 2002 for nine countries acceding to the European Union: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.

A summary report compares the laws and practices governing the provision of legal aid in each of the countries and provides overall analysis and recommendations.