NDA Conference 2020 - Facilitating the effective and equal participation of persons with disabilities in the Irish criminal justice system (Article 13 UNCRPD)
The NDA Annual Conference 2020 was held on Wednesday, 21 October 2020. The NDA Annual Conference 2020 focused on the theme of Access to Justice in line with Article 13 UNCRPD, in the context of criminal justice. Article 13 UNCRPD seeks to ensure effective access to justice for persons with disabilities on an equal basis with others. The event considered Article 13 across the various stages of the justice process including related policy and programme activities such as rehabilitation, education, moving on to employment and life in the community from prison. The conference also provided an opportunity to share valuable Irish and international experience and good practice, and to learn from other countries who have explored different approaches to the implementation of Article 13, including effective collaboration across all relevant departments and agencies.
This webpage contains a range of resources related to the theme of this year’s annual conference. Please note, some of these publications do not meet our current accessibility standards. If you have any accessibility difficulties with it, please let us know.
A number of useful resources are available:
- United Nations - International Principles and Guidelines on access to justice for persons with disabilities
- British Deaf Association, and Dr Bronagh Byrne, Dr Brent Elder and Dr Michael Schwartz