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Short Update: Criminal justice system failing disabled people, UK's equality watchdog warns

FT Admin - June 15, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Access to Justice

The Equality and Human Rights Commission ("EHRC") has published its interim findings as part of its inquiry into whether the UK's criminal justice system has treated disabled people fairly during the COVID-19 pandemic. On 11 June, it further warned that the system is currently failing to ensure that fair trials are being offered to those with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders and brain injuries. The EHRC highlights that the increase in digitalisation of the system has contributed to this, making access to justice hard for disabled people. 

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