A national legal aid system is imperative and must be established to offset a widening gap between those who can afford justice and those who cannot, the representative for the U.N.ís Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Cambodia said on Friday. In a bid to address the problem, the Ministry of Justice and the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia held a national legal aid conference in Phnom Penh, during which the OHCHRís Wan-Hea Lee appealed to the assembled prosecutors, judges and lawyers to take an active part in establishing such a system.
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