The Irish Penal Reform Trust hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the launches of new publications, consultations, campaign events, and our AGM. 

Presentations and papers delivered at previous events are available here.

DIT Seminar: How and why prisoners decide to file complaints 22nd November 2011

The Socio-Legal Speaker Series at DIT hosted Professor Valerie Jenness, Dean of the School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine, to speak on her recent work examining how and why prisoners decide to file complaints about their conditions of confinement. Read more

Dublin Public Libraries: Crime and The City 29th September 2011

'Crime and the City: Crime and Drugs' is a series of talks and readings looking at the broad issues of crime, drugs and crime writing in Dublin and beyond. Events take place over the five Thursdays of September in the Central Library (ILAC). Read more

Minister Shatter delivers IPRT Annual Lecture 17th September 2011

Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr Alan Shatter TD presented IPRT’s Annual Lecture on Friday 16th September, 2011. Read more

Prison Law Seminar Series: 'Prison Conditions as a Constitutional Issue' 21st July 2011

The seventh in the Prison Law Seminar Series took place on Thursday 21st July 2011. Speakers were Michael O'Higgins SC, and Don Specter (Director) and Sara Norman (Managing Attorney) of the Prison Law Office, San Quentin CA. Read more

MEDIA ADVISORY: Inhuman and Degrading Treatment in Ireland comes under UN Spotlight 16th May 2011

This Friday, 20 May 2011, IPRT and ICCL will launch the 'Joint Shadow Report to the First Periodic Review of Ireland under the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment'. Read more

PUBLIC FORUM: Breaking the Record - Spent Convictions & Discrimination 10th May 2011

IPRT hosted Bobby Cummines OBE, Chief Executive of UNLOCK, the National Association of Reformed Offenders (UK) on Tuesday 10th May, 2011 for a series of events focusing on obstacles experienced by those with a criminal record who wish to move on from their offending past. Read more

Arts and Prisons: Transformed Through Dance 15th April 2011

Create, in partnership with Dance Ireland and Dublin Dance Festival, host 'Transformed Through Dance', an in conversation event with Nikki Crane, Advisor to Dance United, an organisation that pro-actively works with young people at risk of (re)offending. Read more

IALT Spring Seminar: 'The Rights' Future - Exploring Dignity, Accountability, Equality and Commitment' 4th April 2011 YouTube

IPRT is delighted to announce our involvement as co-sponsor of the Irish Association of Law Teacher’s Spring Seminar, to be delivered this year by Professor Conor Gearty of the London School of Economics. Read more

Seminar on Strategic Juvenile Justice Litigation - the U.S. Experience 10th January 2011

IPRT and PILA co-hosted an inspiring seminar with speaker Marsha Levick on the experience of strategic juvenile justice litigation in the United States. Read more

IPRT addresses IT Carlow’s Law Society 6th October 2010

IPRT's Liam Herrick addressed more than 150 students at an event hosted by IT Carlow's Law Society on 6th Oct. Read more

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