law
25 Feb 2015

How can the justice system be made fairer?

From Nine To Noon, 9:42 am on 25 February 2015

A study on how intellectually disabled people fare in the justice system has judges and lawyers calling for a specialist court, modelled on the Youth and Family courts, with judges saying the legal system is too complex for people with intellectual disabilities to be genuinely involved in it. The researchers include the Donald Beasley Institute Director, Dr Brigit Mirfin-Veitch and University of Otago Dean of Law Professor Mark Henaghan.