Reigniting the Lamp: The Case for Including People Who are Blind or Deaf as Jurors

Brock Budworth, Trevor RYAN, Lorana BARTELS

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Abstract

This article presents the case for including people who are blind or deaf as jurors. It does so in the context of the High Court's recent decision in Lyons v Queensland [2016] HCA 38. We also consider the impact of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), to which Australia is a signatory, the steps taken in the United States to accommodate deaf and blind jurors, and recent law reform and legislative developments in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-55
Number of pages27
JournalUniversity of Western Australia Law Review
Volume42
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

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