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CBA Lecture: The Use of Intermediaries for Young Defendants

Wednesday 8th March
18.00 – 19.00

Introduction: Paul Jarvis (6 KBW College Hill) – CBA Education Joint Chair

Speakers: Professor Ray Arthur

I specialise in researching children’s right to self-determination in justice settings and developing a deeper understanding of the experiences of vulnerable young people. I work with hard-to-reach, and previously under-researched, populations of children to co-design research projects that examine the child’s own experiences of navigating legal processes and systems. I have published a substantial body of excellent publications including 3 research monographs published by Routledge as well as over 40 substantial peer-reviewed journal articles in pre-eminent journals. 

The Lecture:
The use of intermediaries for young defendants: overcoming barriers to young people’s participation in criminal proceedings. 
The registered intermediary represents an important resource in supporting young people’s participation in a criminal trial. However, in England and Wales there are significant disparities between the support provided by registered intermediaries to young witnesses and young defendants. Young defendants in criminal trials are offered much more limited support to participate in court proceedings.
I will examine failings in the provision of intermediaries to young defendants and consider the further work needed to align this provision with the right of children to be heard in proceedings affecting them contained in Article 12 of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child and the right to a fair trial enshrined in Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights

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This lecture will be recorded


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