Irish Penal Reform Trust

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.

IPRT establishes Solicitor Panel

11th October 2021

IPRT has established a new ‘Solicitor Panel’, which aims to bring together solicitors working in the areas relating to prison litigation and criminal defence, with a view to hearing about what is happening 'on the ground'.

Prison Law Seminar: The Prison Rules

25th February 2021

The Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Irish Criminal Bar Association hosted a seminar on The Prison Rules: Current Impact and Opportunities for Reform online on Thursday 25th February 2021 at 4pm, via Zoom. 

Law Seminar: Detention, Human Rights and the OPCAT

12th November 2018

The Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Irish Criminal Bar Association co-hosted a seminar on 'Detention, Human Rights and the OPCAT' on Monday 12th November 2018 in the Ormond Meeting Rooms.

IPRT Submissions to the Law Reform Commission

9th February 2018

IPRT made two submissions to the Law Reform Commission for their Fifth Programme of Law Reform.

Prison Litigation Network: National Report on Ireland

22nd April 2016

Report prepared by IPRT as the Irish national project partner to the Prison Litigation Network Project:

Prison Litigation Conference: Programme and Biogs

14th April 2016

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

Prison Litigation Conference at Trinity College Dublin

10th April 2016

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

IPRT/PLN Prison Litigation Workshops

25th February 2016

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

Law 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.

Law Seminar: Slavery in Cannabis Production

31st March 2014

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.

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



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