Justice & Safeguards

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities sets out important provisions on equal recognition of people with disabilities before the law, equal legal protection, equal access to justice, and freedom from violence, exploitation and abuse. Research in Ireland and internationally shows that people with disabilities are more likely to experience crime.

The National Disability Authority undertakes research, undertakes consultation, and holds seminars and workshops to guide policy advice on justice and equality matters and systems of appropriate safeguards.