Legal Needs and Paths to Justice

Donor: OSF Macedonia
Duration: July 2012 – December 2012

For the first time in Macedonia, this research provides an exclusive insight into the problems citizens are facing on their path to justice, as well as new data on how the existing system that provides citizens with access to justice is linked to broader social policy goals and exposes the severe economic, social and health consequences when the system fails to help citizens find justice.

The publication contains a detailed analysis of the different rates of frequency of problems, both in general and in each specific category of problems, and analyzes the path to justice of citizens who have had legal problems; their experiences with the judicial system; the negative effects of legal problems on citizens; but also identifies and considers the implications for policy reforms, especially for legal aid services available in Macedonia.