Investigating court accommodations for persons with severe communication disabilities: perspectives of international legal experts

Show simple item record White, Robyn May Johnson, Ensa Bornman, Juan 2021-09-16T05:39:04Z 2021-09-16T05:39:04Z 2021-09
dc.description.abstract Globally, persons with disabilities, specifically individuals with severe communication disabilities, require a range of court accommodations to enable them access to the court system, thereby realizing their right to access to justice. This study aimed to investigate the perspectives of nine international experts on possible universal court accommodations for these individuals. An asynchronous, online focus group discussion with four questions was conducted over five days. Through deductive thematic analysis, four themes related to Article 13 of the CRPD were identified: Accommodations related to procedural fairness (e.g., testifying via CCTV camera); accommodations related to ensuring equality (e.g., specific international and local legislation); accommodations related to non-discrimination (e.g., developing appropriate questioning techniques); and accommodations related to legal practitioners (e.g., disability sensitivity training). The range of identified court accommodations could act as the impetus needed to ensure access to justice, a basic human right, for persons with disabilities internationally. en_ZA
dc.description.department Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2021 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS), in collaboration with the South African Humanities Deans Association (SAHUDA). en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation White, R., Johnson, E. and Bornman, J., 2021. Investigating Court Accommodations for Persons with Severe Communication Disabilities: Perspectives of International Legal Experts. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 23(1), pp.224–235. DOI: en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1501-7419 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1745-3011 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.16993/sjdr.779
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Stockholm University Press en_ZA
dc.rights © 2021 The Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0). en_ZA
dc.subject Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) en_ZA
dc.subject Court accommodations en_ZA
dc.subject Disability en_ZA
dc.subject Equality en_ZA
dc.subject Human rights en_ZA
dc.subject Severe communication disabilities en_ZA
dc.subject Procedural justice en_ZA
dc.title Investigating court accommodations for persons with severe communication disabilities: perspectives of international legal experts en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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