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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of November 21, 2011 No. 324-FZ

About free legal aid in the Russian Federation

(as amended on 28-06-2022)

Accepted by the State Duma on November 2, 2011

Approved by the Federation Council on November 9, 2011

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Subject of regulation and purpose of this Federal Law

1. This Federal Law establishes basic guarantees of realization of the right of citizens of the Russian Federation (further - citizens) on receipt of free qualified legal aid in the Russian Federation, organization-legal bases of forming of the state and non-state systems of free legal aid and organization-legal bases of activities for legal informing and legal education of the population.

2. The purposes of this Federal Law are:

1) creation of conditions for realization of the right of citizens to receipt of the qualified legal aid given free of charge in the cases provided by this Federal Law, other Federal Laws and the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation established by the Constitution of the Russian Federation (further - free legal aid);

2) forming and development of the state system of free legal aid, and also assistance to development of non-state system of free legal aid and its support from the state;

3) creation of conditions for implementation of the rights and freedoms of citizens, protection of their legitimate interests, increases in level of social security, and also ensuring their access to justice.

Article 2. Right to free legal aid

1. Citizens have the right to free legal aid in cases and according to the procedure which are provided by this Federal Law, other Federal Laws and the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation.

2. Free legal aid to foreign citizens and stateless persons appears in cases and according to the procedure which are provided by the Federal Laws and international treaties of the Russian Federation.

Article 3. Legal regulation of the relations connected with rendering free legal aid

1. The relations connected with rendering free legal aid in the Russian Federation within the state and non-state systems of free legal aid and organization-legal ensuring realization of the right of citizens to receipt of free legal aid in the Russian Federation according to the Constitution of the Russian Federation are regulated by this Federal Law, other Federal Laws, other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation, the laws and other regulatory legal acts of subjects of the Russian Federation.

2. The relations connected with rendering free legal aid in criminal trial are regulated by the criminal procedure legislation.

3. Cases and procedure for rendering free legal aid in administrative legal proceedings, and also in other cases can be established by the Federal Laws.

4. Additional guarantees of realization of the right of citizens to receipt of free legal aid can be established by the laws and other regulatory legal acts of subjects of the Russian Federation.

Article 4. State policy in the field of providing citizens with free legal aid

1. State policy in the field of providing citizens with free legal aid is set of the organization-legal, social and economic, information and other measures taken for the purpose of realization of guarantees of the right of citizens to receipt of free legal aid.

2. The main directions of state policy in the field of providing citizens with free legal aid are determined by the President of the Russian Federation.

3. State policy in the field of providing citizens with free legal aid is implemented by federal bodies of the government, public authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation, local government bodies, and also physical persons and legal entities established by this Federal Law, other Federal Laws giving free legal aid.

Article 5. Basic principles of rendering free legal aid

Rendering free legal aid is based on the following principles:

1) ensuring realization and protection of the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of citizens;

2) social justice and social focus when rendering free legal aid;

3) availability of free legal aid to citizens in the cases established by the legislation of the Russian Federation;

4) control of observance by persons giving free legal aid, regulations of professional ethics and quality requirements of rendering free legal aid;

5) establishment of requirements to professional qualification of persons giving free legal aid;

6) free choice by the citizen of the state or non-state system of free legal aid;

7) objectivity, impartiality when rendering free legal aid and its timeliness;

8) equality of access for citizens to receipt of free legal aid and prevention of discrimination of citizens in case of its rendering;

9) ensuring confidentiality when rendering free legal aid.

Article 6. Types of free legal aid

1. Free legal aid is given in type:

1) legal consultation in oral and written form;

2) creation of statements, claims, petitions and other documents of legal nature;

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