Irish Penal Reform Trust

Prison Law Seminar: Prisoner Complaints and Obstacles to Prisoner Litigation

29th March 2012

On Thursday 29th March, IPRT co-hosted the latest in our series of Prison Law Seminars, this time on the topic of 'Prisoner Complaints and Obstacles to Prisoner Litigation.'

The Seminar explored the challenges facing prisoners and their representatives in raising complaints or concerns about their treatments in custody, both within the prison system and through the courts. The Seminar heard presentations from John Ward BL, barrister and former Assistant Governor at Mountjoy Prison and Dara Robinson, partner at Sheehan and Partners and one of Ireland's leading experts on prison litigation. 


This seminar is funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, as part of its Research Development Initiative. It is part of a collaborative project between Dublin Institute of Technology and the Irish Penal Reform Trust. See:

Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.



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