Australia’s shameful detention of people with cognitive disability must stop

The UN has twice called on Australia to dismantle its indefinite detention system for people with cognitive impairments and mental illness, which disproportionately affects Indigenous people. Indefinite detention is what happens to defendants in criminal cases when they are deemed unfit to stand trial.

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Topics:
Disability Royal Commission, Legal, Corrections, Justice System

Author:
Eileen Baldry

Source:
UNSW News

Date published:
Thu 18th Feb, 2021