Unfitness to plead and indefinite detention of persons with cognitive impairments in Australia
2015 Seed Funded Projects
The DRI awarded seed funding across priority research areas for these projects in 2015 in partnership with the Melbourne Social Equity Institute, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, Melbourne Networked Society Institute, and Melbourne Neuroscience Institute.
2016 Seed Funded Projects
The DRI awarded seed funding across priority research areas for these projects in 2016
- 19 Stories of social inclusion
- Ethical fashion and preventing violence in Bangladesh
- Experiences of discrimination and bullying against Australians with disabilities
- Listening for (a) change
- More than the sum of my parts
- Recruitment and retention of people with disability
- Social inclusion for young people affected by psychosocial disability in Uttarakhand, India
- Visual attention in children with autism spectrum disorder
- Women and disability: Stand-up comedy as a tool for advocacy
Unfitness to plead and indefinite detention in Australia
The aim of this project is to develop practical and legal solutions to the problem of people with cognitive impairments, being found “unfit to plead” and subject to indefinite detention in Australia and to better ensure that people with cognitive disabilities can meaningfully participate, on an equal basis with others, in criminal proceedings brought against them.