Issues in Respect of Support Measures for Witnesses with an Intellectual Disability in the Irish Criminal Justice System

Miriam Delahunt B.L.

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While the Criminal Evidence Act 1992 provides a range of support measures which assist the most vulnerable witnesses to give evidence, there are still doubts as to their efficacy. This article examines if the measures are effective and whether more can be done to assist persons with intellectual disability give evidence in criminal proceedings.

 

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