3. The Right to a Lawyer

In this session we will focus on the right to be represented, notably at trial. Being well defended is key to having one's rights respected, yet representation raises a host of procedural, professional and financial issues. A first question is the moment from which one is entitled to a lawyer. Different countries deal with this differently. Beyond the cost of representation, it remains possible although generally ill-advised for defendants to represent oneself.

Right to counsel upon arrest:

The cost of defense and the question of legal aid:
Competent representation: