The Government has been accused of breaching the "fundamental rights" of a British woman sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug smuggling by refusing to pay for legal representation.
Two judges at London's High Court are being asked to rule that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's failure to arrange "an adequate lawyer" for Lindsay Sandiford is unlawful.
Aidan O'Neill QC said Sandiford was urgently in need of funding because she is currently without legal assistance and her family have exhausted all of their available resources.
Mr O'Neill said there was "no prospect" that competent counsel would be appointed to represent Sandiford on appeal without the Government providing some funding.
Inside the Bali prison where British woman Lindsay Sandiford is being held after being sentenced to death for drug trafficking.
The Government said it strongly objects to the death penalty imposed today on a British woman who trafficked drugs into Indonesia.
The judge appears to have rejected any calls for leniency for Lindsay Sandiford. Execution is by firing squad in a jungle clearing.