An inquiry has found that people with disabilities do not receive equal treatment in the criminal justice system.
The Australian Human Rights Commission report, Equal Before the Law: Towards Disability Justice Strategies is the result of extensive consultations held last year with victims, perpetrators, witnesses, disability advocates, policy-makers and criminal justice workers.
It found that equality before the law was a widespread problem for people with disabilities, and in some cases the injustice experienced had been severe.
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