Tag Archives: Criminal Law

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

Miriam Delahunt B.L. Vol_5_Issue_1_Article_5 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 … Continue reading

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Sexual Violence, Disability and Justice: Rape Crisis Network Ireland Perspectives

Caroline Counihan and Elaine Mears Vol_5_Issue_1_Article_6 This paper outlines some key perspectives from Rape Crisis Network of Ireland regarding sexual violence against people with disabilities. Framed by a contextual overview of the organisation’s ethos, the important issues of data collection … Continue reading

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“Show me a justice system that’s open, transparent, accessible and inclusive”: Barriers to Access in the Criminal Justice System for People with Disabilities as Victims of Crime

Claire Edwards, Gill Harold and Shane Kilcommins Vol_5_Issue_1_Article_8 This paper considers the barriers that people with disabilities in Ireland face in accessing justice through the criminal justice system when they are victims of crime. It draws on qualitative research with … Continue reading

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Whether Rules or Discretion? Developing a Best Practice Model for Controlling the Admissibility of Sexual Experience Evidence in Sexual Offence Trials

Susan Leahy Vol_4_Issue_1_Article_4 This article considers the controversial issue of the admission of sexual experience evidence in sexual offence trials. The discussion begins with an assessment of the shortcomings of the current Irish approach to the regulation of the admissibility … Continue reading

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