On Monday, 10 April 2018, the Rape Crisis Network Ireland published a report entitled, ‘Hearing Every Voice - Towards a New Strategy on Vulnerable Witnesses in Legal Proceedings’.
The report, which took over a year to complete, was prepared by a ‘Vulnerable Witnesses Multi-Agency Group’ convened by Caroline Counihan of the Rape Crisis Network. Dr. Alan Cusack of the School of Law at the University of Limerick was a founding member of the Working Group, and played a central role in developing the report’s primary findings. Other members of the Working Group included senior representatives from the Bar Council of Ireland, senior members of An Garda Síochána, individuals within the Courts Services as well as key stakeholders in a number of related NGOs.
A full copy of the report is available at the following link: