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Prison Law

IPRT is committed to promoting and supporting the development of prison litigation in Ireland. Since 2009, we have co-hosted with the ICBA and the DSBA a series of Prison Law Seminars. This series has provided CPD accredited expert seminars for barristers and solicitors on topical issues of prison law and also provided a platform for exchange of ideas and information between leading practitioners in this area.

We have also provided support and assistance for both barristers and solicitors involved in prison litigation. This has involved research on legal developments internationally or at the ECHR level, identifying potential expert witnesses, and directly providing expertise and information on the operation of the prison system.  We will continue to provide this support and we welcome contact from any practitioners who would like assistance with relevant litigation.

Prison Litigation Network: National Report on Ireland

Report prepared by IPRT as the Irish national project partner to the Prison Litigation Network Project: www.prisonlitigationnetwork.eu Read more

Prison Litigation Conference: Programme and Biogs

On 22 April 2016, IPRT and the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin will co-host a conference on the topic of prison litigation. Read more

Prison Litigation Conference at Trinity College Dublin

On 22 April 2016, IPRT and the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin will co-host a conference on the topic of prison litigation. Read more

IPRT/PLN Prison Litigation Workshops

The Irish Penal Reform Trust/Prison Litigation Network will host a series of workshops on the topic of Prison Litigation in March/April 2016. Read more

Law Seminar: Bail Reform ~ Rights and Risks

IPRT and ICBA are delighted to announce a seminar on Bail Reform on 11th of November 2015 in the Jury Assembly Room of the Criminal Courts of Justice. Read more

Law Seminar: Slavery in Cannabis Production

IPRT, Migrant Rights Center and the Irish Criminal Bar Association invite you to a law seminar on the growing trend of slavery and trafficking in cannabis production,both in Ireland and globally. Read more

IPRT Prison Law Bulletin: No. 13 - October 2013

Some highlights of this bulletin include The case of Kavanagh which successfully argued that certain prisoners serving sentences in relation to the supply of drugs were eligible for Temporary Release. The cases of Hui and Callan v. Ireland on applications for remission for certain categories of prisoners. Read more

Prison Law Seminar: Civil Litigation by Prisoners

The latest in the IPRT Prison Law Seminar series took place on Tues 16th July 2013 in the Courts of Criminal Justice. The event was held in conjunction with the Irish Criminal Bar Association on the topic of civil litigation by prisoners. Read more

ISIS Launch New Bulletin ‘Just Sentencing: News and Comment’

The Irish Sentencing Information System (ISIS) has launched a new bulletin written by Tom O’Malley B.L., aiming to keep readers informed of developments in sentencing in Ireland and abroad. Read more

IPRT Prison Law Bulletin: No. 12 - March 2013

Highlights of this bulletin include: access to appropriate medical treatment in prison; amendment to Prison Rules 2007 on investigation of ‘Category A’ complaints; and the publication of the Report of an Investigation into the death of a prisoner. Read more