Advocacy and Vulnerable Witnesses:
20 Years on from the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999
Nottingham Law School will host the third “International Advocacy Conference”
on 28 June 2019. The Conference will bring together advocates, judges and
academics from different jurisdictions and across disciplines to discuss and share
best practice in the training of advocates.
Marking the 20th anniversary of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act
1999, the aim of the Conference is to explore the legacy of the 1999 Act, its
impacts and its future. Specific regard will be had to vulnerable witnesses and the
provision of “special measures” to ensure effective participation of witnesses and
the provision of best evidence.
Contact Mark Thomas (Mark.Thomas@ntu.ac.uk), Co-Director of the Centre for Advocacy, for more details.