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JUST SPACES

Just Spaces: Security Without Prejudice in the Wireless Courtroom

Criminal defendants around the world are increasingly being placed in glass-framed docks, or even cages in the courtroom. Courts in Australia, Europe and the US have found that the right to a fair trial can be jeopardised by this practice. This project, for the first time, tests this important claim under experimental conditions. It develops protocols for human rights compliant courtrooms, taking advantage of new wireless technologies that permit flexible furniture arrangements and customised security measures.

This project is funded by the Australian Research Council as a Linkage project. Lead Chief Investigator Professor David Tait (Justice Research Group, University of Western Sydney) and Chief Investigator Dr Meredith Rossner (London School of Economics).

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