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The Irish Penal Reform Trust hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the Prison Law Seminar Series, launches of new publications, and an Annual Lecture and Open Forum.

Presentations and papers delivered at previous events are available here.

IPRT Conference: Securing Accountability 27th November 2015

Ensuring Ireland both meets and exceeds our obligations to protect human rights behind prison walls. Read more

Seminar: Bail Reform ~ Rights and Risks 28th October 2015

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

President Higgins hosts reception at Áras an Uachtaráin for IPRT 18th September 2015

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins today marked the work of the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) at a special reception at Áras an Uachtaráin on the occasion of the organisation’s 21st birthday year. Read more

Talking about prison work 23rd June 2015

The Irish Prison Service College and Dublin Institute of Technology School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences are delighted to host a half-day conference on 23 June 2015 on prison staff research, supported by the Irish Research Council. Read more

DIT Lecture: Addressing the Ageing Crisis in Criminal Justice Healthcare 8th June 2015

Speaker: Dr. Brie Williams, University of California, San Francisco Read more

Liam Minihan Memorial Lecture: “Protecting the Human Rights of Prisoners” 14th May 2015

Professor Michael O’Flaherty, Chairperson of IPRT, will deliver the 13th Liam Minihan Memorial Lecture, which is organised by the Irish Prison Education Association (IPEA). Read more

Turnaround Youth - Launch 12th May 2015

IPRT launched our Turnaround Youth Project and Report on Tuesday 12th May 2015 in the Irish Film Institute, Dublin 2. Read more

Children's Rights Behind Bars: Where are we now? 11th December 2014

This seminar explores whether Ireland's children detention system is meeting its goal as model, particularly in the area of monitoring and complaints. A national report on monitoring complaints mechanisms in places where children are detained was launched at the event. Read more

UCC: Changing Mindsets, Changing Minds: Conference on the Rights of Children of Offenders 5th December 2014

UCC School of Law are hosting a one day international Conference of an interdisciplinary nature highlighting the rights of children affected by family imprisonment. Read more

DIT Conference: Human Rights at the Heart of Penal Policy 28th November 2014

The School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences will host a major conference on human rights and penal policy, supported by the Irish Research Council on 28 Nov 2014. Read more

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