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
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
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