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Disability Rights in the Criminal Justice System

Disability Rights in the Criminal Justice-System

A significant proportion of adults and young offenders in the criminal justice system are disabled with physical and/or mental impairments and/or mental health problems.

This seminar aims to provide an understanding of the legal remedies available to disabled people at all stages of the criminal justice system, and how these rights can be enforced, as well as the legal duties to investigate crimes against disabled people and the issue of support for vulnerable witnesses. 

The seminar is aimed at the disability sector, including policy advisers, campaigners and practitioners working with disabled people at risk of offending or who are already within the criminal justice system, looking at ways in which the system can be improved to benefit disabled people and reduce the risks of re-offending.

Speakers include:

  • Ian Wise QC, Doughty Street Chambers
  • Clare Hughes, National Autisitic Society
  • Dawn Spiller, Mother of Billy Spiller who died in HMYOI Aylesbury on 5 November 2011
  • Nancy Collins, Irwin Mitchell
If you would like to join us for this informative seminar please RSVP by completing the form.
Irwin Mitchell Offices, London
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Jon Budge
0207 421 3875

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