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UCC: Changing Mindsets, Changing Minds: Conference on the Rights of Children of Offenders

5th December 2014

Friday 5th December 2014

Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC

UCC School of Law are hosting a one day international Conference of an interdisciplinary nature highlighting the rights of children affected by family imprisonment. The aim of this innovative event is to bring together key professionals, researchers as well as those actively working in this area to share best practice and knowledge. Key note speakers will include the world renowned Justice Albie Sachs, a former Judge from the South African Constitutional Court.   Other international experts in this area will share their specialist expertise such as Ben Raikes, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Huddersfield and Lucy Gampbell, Director of Children of Prisoners Europe. This event will also provide a platform for the NGO sector as well as those directly affected by family imprisonment. A unique Children’s Art exhibition, to be hosted in Jennings Art Gallery UCC, will provide attendees with a critical insight into the views of children and young people affected by imprisonment in Ireland.

The event is kindly supported by the Irish Research Council, UCC Strategic Research Fund, UCC College of Business and Law and the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, UCC.

For further information concerning this event please see http://www.ucc.ie/en/lawsite/eventsandnews/

For registration details: please contact School of Law, Events Manager: Noreen Delea n.delea@ucc.ie; 021 4903220.

For event information please contact the conference convenors: Dr Fiona Donson (f.donson@ucc.ie) /Dr Aisling Parkes (a.parkes@ucc.ie)

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