Police Custody in Ireland

Police Custody in Ireland

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Presidents' Hall

Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7

Blackhall Place

D07 VY24 Dublin


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This conference brings together a wealth of national and international experts to discuss Police Custody in Ireland.

About this event

The upcoming Garda Síochána (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. It has been co-organised by Prof Yvonne Daly and the late Dr Vicky Conway, from the School of Law and Government at DCU, and will be an opportunity to reflect on Vicky's legacy, as well as considering the important issues which arise in police custody in Ireland.

We are holding a group of tickets for unwaged persons. Please emails us at dculegalassistance@gmail.com to avail of these.

Speakers include:

Prof Juan Mendez, American University Washington, Former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

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

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

Dr Gearóidín McEvoy, University of Birmingham

Dr Jane Mulcahy, University of Limerick

Prof Yvonne Daly, DCU

(please note practitioners may self-certify for CPD points)

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