Legislation is needed to provide financial help to people who cannot afford to file civil suits, an advisory body to Justice Minister Kokichi Shimoinaba urged Monday.

In a report submitted to Shimoinaba, the group urged the state to enact the necessary laws and provide funds to operate the proposed legal assistance system, which is designed to ensure citizens’ constitutional right to a trial.

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