Fitness for Trial in the District Court: The Legal Perspective

Judicial Studies Institute Journal, Vol. 2, p. 124, 2007

17 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2008

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Darius Whelan

University College Cork - School of Law

Abstract

This paper concentrates on fitness for trial in the District Court and deals with the topic under two main headings: firstly, how does the District Court determine fitness for trial and secondly, the consequences of a finding of unfitness for trial. Ireland's Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006 introduced significant reforms to this area of law, and the implications for the District Court are reviewed.

Keywords: Insanity, Mental Health, Competence for Trial, Fitness to Plead, Ireland, Law

JEL Classification: K14, K19

Suggested Citation

Whelan, Darius, Fitness for Trial in the District Court: The Legal Perspective. Judicial Studies Institute Journal, Vol. 2, p. 124, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1275025

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