IPRT/ICBA Prison Law Seminar
Bail Reform: Rights and Risks
The Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Irish Criminal Bar Association will co-host a seminar on Bail Reform on Wednesday 11th November 2015 in the Jury Assembly Room of the Criminal Courts of Justice.
This timely event comes at a time of intense media, political and parliamentary scrutiny of Ireland’s current bail laws and proposed legislative reforms. A new IPRT Position Paper on Bail and Remand will be launched as part of the event.
This event carries 1.5 CPD points.
- The Hon. Mr. Justice Paul Butler will chair the event
- Mr Michael O’Higgins SC speaking on a paper by Jim McCullough BL: "The media and criminal practice: aspects of impact and interaction"
- Mr John Lonergan, Retired Governor of Mountjoy Prison: “Restricting the right to Bail: Consequence for Prison Conditions”
- Ms Deirdre Malone, Executive Director IPRT: “Bail Reform: Upholding Rights, Managing Risks”
- Ms Shalom Binchy, Chair of the Law Society Criminal Law Committee: “Bail Reform: A Solicitor’s Perspective”
All are welcome. A drinks reception will follow in the Jury Assembly Room after the event, kindly sponsored by the Bar Council of Ireland.
Venue: Jury Assembly Room, Criminal Courts of Justice
Date: Wednesday, 11th of November 2015
Time: 4:30 pm
For registrations, please email Marie Therese on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01-8741400
1. A new IPRT Position Paper on Bail and Remand will be published on 11th Nov 2015. The paper covers:
- Overview of the right to liberty
- Legal framework governing bail in Ireland
- Bail conditions
- The case for bail supports
- Remand statistics
- Pre-trial detention of women
- Pre-trial detention of children
- Rights of prisoners detained on remand
- Barriers to accessing rights
- Access to structured activities
- Incentivised Regimes: penalising remand prisoners?
2. IPRT Conference | 27 Nov 2015 | Securing Accountability
IPRT will hold a conference on Monitoring, Inspection, and Complaints in the Irish prison system in the Spencer Hotel, Dublin 1 on Friday 27th November 2015. Speakers will include:
- HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, Nick Hardwick
- Professor Malcolm Evans, Chair of the UN Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture
- Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly
- Professor Andrew Coyle, Emeritus Professor of Prison Studies in the University of London
- Dr Mary Rogan, Dublin Institute of Technology
- Dr Cormac Behan, University of Sheffield
Details available here: http://www.iprt.ie/contents/2792