QAI made a submission to the Disability Royal Commission in response to the ‘Criminal Justice System’ issues paper.
QAI welcomes the Royal Commission’s focus on the experiences of people with disability in the criminal justice system. Despite increasing commitment by governments to address and uphold the rights of people with disability, their overrepresentation in the criminal justice system is increasing. QAI’s submission focuses on two key issues:
1. How people with cognitive disability become enmeshed in the criminal justice system; that is, the criminalisation of disability.
2. Concerns regarding fitness to plead laws and their potential impact on indefinite detention.
Read our submission via the links below.