Know Your Rights - Criminal Justice

 Know Your Rights Criminal Justice and Garda Powers Pack

The Know Your Rights Criminal Justice and Garda Powers Pack is the first in a series of booklets designed to inform people about their rights.

The Pack was featured on RTE Radio 1's Today With Pat Kenny on 24 May 2010. Please click HERE to listen to the show.

The Know Your Rights Criminal Justice & Garda Powers pack provides the general public with information about their rights and Garda powers in the areas of searches, arrests, interviews, detention, provision / retention of bodily samples and public order. It has been awarded the “Plain English” mark by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) for its use of clear and accessible language.

Read or download the pack via our e-reader below:

Download the print-friendly black and white Pack  at the below link (pdf):

The ICCL Know Your Rights Criminal Justice & Garda Powers Pack


Alternatively, you can click on the links below which will take you to  individual sections of the pack:

Arrest

At The Garda Station

Being Stopped By A Garda 

Charges

Children and Young People  

Detention for questioning

Entry & Search Of Premises

Foreign Nationals 

Garda Powers under the Public Order Act

Interpretation 

Interviews 

People With Intellectual Or Learning Disabilities

People With A Hearing Disability

Providing Samples

Public Order  


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