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Key facts of the case:

C.K. submitted a motion for her legal aid in her proceedings before the Local Government Collegium of Appeals. Legal aid in the light of the Law on the procedure before administrative courts embraces, among others, an exemption from costs of the procedure and assiatnce of an attorney-at-law. In the procedure before the Local Government Collegium of Appeals, her motion was denied. The Voivodship Administrative Court upheld this decision, stating that C.K.’s financial situation does not entitle her to access legal aid. C.K. submitted a cassation appeal to the Supreme Administrative Court stating that the necessity to cover the costs of procedure in fact means limitation of the right of access to justice. C.K. underlined that it violates Article 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. 

Outcome of the case:

The motion was also dismissed by the Supreme Administrative Court.