Chapter 5 Dismantling barriers to justice for children affected by neurodisability
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International law and standards, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, create clear and explicit State obligations for action to ensure the rights of children affected by neurodisability, including brain injury. However, despite being over-represented in criminal justice systems across the world, their specific needs are rarely recognised, understood or accommodated in this context. This chapter focusses on the practical steps needed to address this by providing guidance for governments, civil society and other stakeholders on how to ensure that the rights of children with impairments are respected, protected and fulfilled at every stage of the criminal justice process.

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