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Vulnerable Witnesses and Cross-Examination: A Path to Reform

Jeff Ward Vol_7_Issue_1_Article_2 Cross-examination is considered an integral aspect of the adversarial trial process and of the accused’s right to a fair trial. However, there has been insufficient attention in Ireland on the detrimental impact that it can have on … 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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