Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997: Report (html)

Cover of the Mental Impairment report shos a brain with a maze design on a blue background

People charged with offences who have serious mental impairment, intellectual disability or mental illness require a special response from the law. The legal principles behind ‘unfit to stand trial’ and the mental impairment defence recognise the vulnerability of such people in our criminal justice system. Tabled in Parliament on 21 August 2014, the VLRC’s crimes and mental impairment report made 107 recommendations for law reform. Access the report from the links below.

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