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Former Portuguese President honoured for democracy activism

Former Portuguese president Jorge Sampaio has been honoured by the United Nations for his decades of public service to the international community.

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UN expert urges Portugal to boost access to justice for country's most vulnerable people

Portuguese authorities must do more to ensure wider access to the country's justice system, enhancing its legal aid programmes amid growing poverty, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers has urged.