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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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Access to justice in civil and criminal proceedings: the barriers facing persons with an intellectual disability

Deirdre Carroll Vol_5_Issue_1_Article_4 This paper critically considers key issues pertaining to the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities when engaged in civil and criminal proceedings. From an organisational perspective, these matters are explored in detail through an overview of case … 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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