Accused to have right to public-funded lawyers

THE Bill of Rights proposes that an accused person or a detainee has the right to a fair trial, which includes the right to have a legal practitioner assigned by the State to suspects at public expense.
The Bill, which will be subjected to a referendum and conducted alongside the general elections on August 11, proposes that the accused will be entitled to this right if substantial injustice would otherwise result in the case.
The Bill, published in some daily newspapers, also proposes under Civil and Political Rights on Fair Trial that an accused or detainee has the right to be informed promptly of this right.

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