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Second Prison Law Seminar a great success

14th April 2009

On March 26th, IPRT hosted the second in our Prison Law series of practice seminars for barristers and solicitors on the issue of Parole.

The speakers at the event were Gordon Holmes, Chair of the Interim Parole Board, Diarmuid Griffin of NUI Galway and Roger Sweetman SC. Mr. Holmes set out the current law and practice of the parole process in Ireland; Mr. Griffin provided a comparative analysis of how the parole process has developed in other jurisdiction; and Mr. Sweetman gave a critical analysis of the Irish system from the perspective of recent constitutional and European human rights jurisprudence. The seminar was a great success with over 90 practitioners participating. IPRT is co-hosting this seminar series with the Irish Criminal Bar Association and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association and we hope to host at least two more seminars during this calendar year.

The papers from the Second Prison Law Seminar are available here:

Current Law and Practice of the Parole Process in Ireland
The paper delivered by Gordon Holmes

Recent Case Law in Relation to the Parole ProcessAn outline of the paper delivered by Roger Sweetman SC

Parole Developments in the US and UK
An outline of the oral paper delivered by Diarmuid Griffin

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