Paths to justice

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Paths to justice

 

In March 2015, the Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity (JCCD) received funding from the Commonwealth Office for Women to undertake a project aimed at strengthening the capacity of Australian courts to provide access to justice for women facing cultural and linguistic challenges. Recognising that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and migrant and refugee women are far more likely to enter the legal system at a point of extreme vulnerability, often as a result of family violence or family breakdown, the JCCD chose to place a particular emphasis on access to justice in that context. These reports present the findings of the national consultations.

The Path to Justice: Migrant and Refugee Women’s Experience of the Courts

The Path to Justice: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Experience of the Courts