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IPRT Prison Law Briefing: Barriers to accessing justice

The right of access to the courts and to have grievances and complaints by prisoners dealt with effectively, transparently and efficiently are essential elements in the creation of a legitimate and fair prison regime.

In this briefing, IPRT examines barriers to prisoners seeking to access justice, specifically through legal proceedings. IPRT makes a number of recommendations directed at prison policy-makers, but also the legal profession, in order to promote the rule of law within prison and access to justice.

Download the Briefing here.

This Briefing has been funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. It is part of a project between Dr Mary Rogan of the Dublin Institute of Technology and the Irish Penal Reform Trust to raise awareness of the rights of prisoners and how those rights may be vindicated.