Year

2009

Physical accessibility to and within courts and prisons, and accessibility in communication with participants including sign language interpretation, Braille and large print text, are essential components of an accessible justice system.

While these are required under CRPD articles on Accessibility and Access to Information, the unique focus of the article on Access to Justice is the requirement to provide procedural accommodations, which facilitate the possibility for persons with disabilities to tell their story, serve as witnesses and utilize the justice system on an equal basis with others.

Article 13 on Access to Justice requires abolishing rules that limit or establish as void the capacity of persons with disabilities to testify, thus connecting with the issue of legal capacity.

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Author

IDA

Organisation

IDA