Legal aid in Iceland

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Legal aid in Iceland. / Antonsdóttir, Hildur Fjóla.

Outsourcing Legal Aid in the Nordic Welfare States. Springer International Publishing, 2017. p. 125-146.

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Antonsdóttir, HF 2017, Legal aid in Iceland. in Outsourcing Legal Aid in the Nordic Welfare States. Springer International Publishing, pp. 125-146. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46684-2_6

APA

Antonsdóttir, H. F. (2017). Legal aid in Iceland. In Outsourcing Legal Aid in the Nordic Welfare States (pp. 125-146). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46684-2_6

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Antonsdóttir HF. 2017. Legal aid in Iceland. In Outsourcing Legal Aid in the Nordic Welfare States. Springer International Publishing. pp. 125-146. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46684-2_6

MLA

Antonsdóttir, Hildur Fjóla "Legal aid in Iceland". Outsourcing Legal Aid in the Nordic Welfare States. Springer International Publishing. 2017, 125-146. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46684-2_6

Vancouver

Antonsdóttir HF. Legal aid in Iceland. In Outsourcing Legal Aid in the Nordic Welfare States. Springer International Publishing. 2017. p. 125-146 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46684-2_6

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Antonsdóttir, Hildur Fjóla. / Legal aid in Iceland. Outsourcing Legal Aid in the Nordic Welfare States. Springer International Publishing, 2017. pp. 125-146

RIS

TY - CHAP

T1 - Legal aid in Iceland

AU - Antonsdóttir, Hildur Fjóla

PY - 2017/1/1

Y1 - 2017/1/1

N2 - The aim of the chapter is to give a brief overview of the development of legal aid in civil cases in Iceland. The current law, which came into force in 1992, allows for legal aid to be granted not only on the basis of low economic status, but also if the outcome of the case is deemed to have great public or individual significance. The latter criterion, however, remains contested, seemingly as a matter of right-wing vs. left-wing politics. The discussion on legal aid has, however, mostly been framed in narrow legalistic terms in response to suggestions to cut state costs. It is therefore difficult to discern whether and to what extent legal aid in Iceland is conceptualised as a charity, right, or individual responsibility.

AB - The aim of the chapter is to give a brief overview of the development of legal aid in civil cases in Iceland. The current law, which came into force in 1992, allows for legal aid to be granted not only on the basis of low economic status, but also if the outcome of the case is deemed to have great public or individual significance. The latter criterion, however, remains contested, seemingly as a matter of right-wing vs. left-wing politics. The discussion on legal aid has, however, mostly been framed in narrow legalistic terms in response to suggestions to cut state costs. It is therefore difficult to discern whether and to what extent legal aid in Iceland is conceptualised as a charity, right, or individual responsibility.

U2 - 10.1007/978-3-319-46684-2_6

DO - 10.1007/978-3-319-46684-2_6

M3 - Book chapter

SN - 9783319466835

SP - 125

EP - 146

BT - Outsourcing Legal Aid in the Nordic Welfare States

PB - Springer International Publishing

ER -