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Police Custody in Ireland
(Ended 30th Sep 2022)


29th Sep 2022 to 30th Sep 2022

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Date and time
Thu, 29 Sep 2022, 09:30 – Fri, 30 Sep 2022, 17:00 IST

Presidents’ Hall, Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7, Blackhall Place, D07 VY24 Dublin, Ireland

The upcoming Police Powers Bill and the recent Garda Inspectorate Report on Delivering Custody Services serve to focus our attention on the treatment of persons detained in police custody. Little attention has been paid to this issue previously in Ireland. This conference brings together, for the first time, experts who have been researching this issue and those with lived experience to discuss how people detained in police custody in Ireland are treated, as well as the challenges encountered by professionals working in this space. Issues such as vulnerabilities, oversight, the garda perspective, racism, and safeguards will be explored, as well as some comparison between Ireland and other countries. Findings from research on these themes will be presented and space will be made for discussions on how custody should be regulated in the future. The conference is being run in conjunction with the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland.

We are holding a group of tickets for unwaged persons. Please emails us at [email protected] to avail of these.

Speakers include:

  • Pauline Shields, Garda Inspectorate
  • Dr Layla Skinns, University of Sheffield
  • Prof Ursula Kilkelly, University College Cork
  • Dr Louise Forde, Brunel University
  • Dr Alan Cusack, University of Limerick
  • Dr Gautam Gulati, University of Limerick
  • Dr Roxanna Dehaghani, Cardiff University
  • Superintendent Andrew Lacey
  • Prof Ed Cape, University of West of England
  • Dr Lucy Michael
  • Bob Collins, Policing Authority
  • Dr Lorraine Boran, DCU
  • Prof Dave Walsh, De Monfort University
  • Doireann Ansbro, ICCL
  • Prof Yvonne Daly, DCU
  • Dr Vicky Conway, DCU
  • Dr Gearóidín McEvoy, University of Birmingham
  • Prof Juan Mendez, American University Washington, Former UN Special Rapporteur Torture
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