An International Review of Legal Provisions and Supports for People with Disabilities as Victims of Crime
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Completed December 2013 and launched on 30 January 2014.
Authored by Prof Shane Kilcommins, Dr Claire Edwards and Ms Tina O’Sullivan, University College Cork and was commissioned by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) with the kind support of the Equality Authority’s Small Grants Fund.
The report contains a comparative overview of the legal provisions and supports for people with disabilities as victims of crime across seven common law jurisdictions – Ireland, Northern Ireland, England & Wales, Scotland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The report highlights opportunities and barriers to accessing justice including in relation to individual rights, service provision and dedicated initiatives to facilitate persons with a disability who are victims of crime including throughout the pre-trial, trial and post-trial periods of criminal proceedings.