Acronyms that contain the term right to counsel
What does right to counsel mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: right to counsel.
What does right to counsel mean?
- Right to counsel
- Right to counsel means a defendant has a right to have the assistance of counsel (i.e., lawyers) and, if the defendant cannot afford a lawyer, requires that the government appoint one or pay the defendant's legal expenses. The right to counsel is generally regarded as a constituent of the right to a fair trial. Historically, however, not all countries have always recognized the right to counsel. The right is often included in national constitutions. 153 of the 194 constitutions currently in force have language to this effect.
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