Prison Law Seminar: Litigating Prison Conditions

Irish Criminology Research Network

The sixth Prison Law Seminar, run in conjunction with the Irish Criminal Bar Association and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association, will take place on July 13th 2010 at 5pm at the Distillery Building, Church St, Dublin 7 and will address the issue of “Litigating Prison Conditions”.

The focus of the seminar will be on current substantive and procedural issues around litigating prison conditions. Speakers Paul O’Higgins SC and Michael Lynn BL have recently been involved in significant actions around prison conditions (slopping out and prison overcrowding), drawing on both constitutional and ECHR arguments, while Des Hogan of the IHRC will present a paper on the potential role of the Irish Human Rights Commission in prison related actions.

Speakers:

  • Paul O’Higgins, SC
  • Michael Lynn BL
  • Des Hogan, Director of Enquiries, Legal Services and Administration /Deputy Chief Executive, Irish Human Rights Commission

This seminar series is hosted jointly by Irish Penal Reform…

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