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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‚Äôs ethos, the important issues of data collection … Continue reading

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Post-Acquittal Retrials for Serious Offences in the Irish Criminal Justice Process: Lessons from England and Wales

Dr. Gerard Coffey Volume 3 Issue 1 Article 2 The common law principle against retrials for the same criminal offence is a fundamental principle of criminal justice and procedure common to legal systems concerned with securing protection of fundamental rights … Continue reading

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Nineteenth-Century Criminal Justice: Uniquely Irish or Simply “not English”?

Niamh Howlin Volume 3 Issue 1 Article 3 This article examines the supposed uniqueness of the Irish criminal justice system in the nineteenth century. Although the English and Irish systems of criminal justice shared common roots, by the nineteenth century … Continue reading

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