Wednesday, 5 February 2014

'Equal before the law: towards disability justice strategies', report released today


Commission calls for all states and territories to introduce disability justice strategy
Australian Human Rights Commission, 5th February 2014
The Australian Human Rights Commission will today report on its inquiry into the treatment of people with disabilities in the criminal justice system. It finds that such people are not equally treated. 
The report Equal before the law: Towards disability justice strategies is the culmination of extensive consultations held last year with victims, perpetrators, witnesses, disability advocates, policy makers and criminal justice workers. 
The Commission found that equality before the law is a wide-spread problem for people with disabilities, and in some cases, the injustice experienced has been severe ...
Read the complete statement from the HRC and download the report here.

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