Giving effect to young people’s right to effectively participate in criminal proceedings

Arthur, Raymond (2016) Giving effect to young people’s right to effectively participate in criminal proceedings. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 28 (3). ISSN 1358-8184 (In Press)

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Abstract

Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights, guarantees the right to a fair trial, including the right of all defendants to participate effectively in their trial. Although psychiatrists and psychologists frequently report that defendants in the youth court are‘unfit to plead’, this concept has no formal application in the youth court. This article will examine how the criminal justice system responds to young people who are not capable of effectively participating in their own criminal proceedings as a result of their youth and immaturity inhibiting their understanding and participation in the trial proceedings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: young people, right to a fair trial, effective participation, unfit to plead, stay of proceedings
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > School of Law
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2016 13:07
Last Modified: 10 May 2017 05:32
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27172

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