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The Compensatory Approach in Criminal Proceedings as a Guarantee of Ensuring the Rights of Persons with Cognitive Disabilities


Authors:
Svetlana Kurbatova Krasnoyarsk State Agrarian University

Pages: 185-191
DOI: https://doi.org/10.54664/BDLY8560

Abstract:

The article notes the importance of considering the level of cognitive abilities of persons involved as participants in criminal proceedings. In cases where a participant in criminal proceedings is unable to realize his/her rights and legitimate interests due to difficulties in understanding the nature of his/her actions and in directing them, public authorities carrying out criminal prosecution and justice should apply procedural means of a compensatory nature based on the characteristics of the limited capabilities of this participant.

Keywords:

compensatory approach, participants in criminal proceedings, limited cognitive abilities, criminal procedural capacity

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