Thursday, September 6, 2018
John Taggart (London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)) has posted Defendant Intermediaries in the Criminal Justice System: Is Northern Ireland Leading the Way? on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Intermediaries for vulnerable witnesses have been available in criminal courts since enactment of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999. This short policy briefing looks at the position of defendants in Northern Ireland and asks whether lessons can be learnt from intermediary practice in that jurisdiction.