Tag Archives: Disabilities

Cognitive Impairment and the Capacity to Marry

Dr Frances Matthews Vol_5_Issue_2_Article 3 In Ireland, and many other countries, only adults with the necessary decision making capacity are lawfully able to marry. The validity of a marriage is governed by statutory and common law considerations. The Assisted Decision … Continue reading

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Introduction to the special issue

Creating equitable access to justice for people with disabilities  as victims of crime: Ireland’s criminal justice system and the challenge of disability rights. Claire Edwards, Shane Kilcommins and Gill Harold Vol_5_Issue_1_Article_1 Recent years have witnessed an increasing focus on the … Continue reading

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Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse – Was there hate crime against children with disabilities?

Dr. Pauline Conroy Vol_5_Issue_1_Article_2 Discussion and research into the identities of perpetrators and victims of crime is attracting growing attention in international organisations in Europe and the United States incorporating a new social dimension to our understanding of violence and … Continue reading

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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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