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Irish prison reform trust (IPRT) Law paper, June 2012.


This publication seeks to raise awareness of prison law and prisoners’ rights jurisprudence amongst legal professionals, and to increase their research capacity in these areas. It is part of a series of three papers, one of which examines accountability structures and the law regulating Irish prisons; the other explores the law on aspects of prison conditions.

The topic of this paper is ‘taking prison law cases: a practical approach’. It seeks to address some practical aspects of taking prison law cases such as the causes of action available, matters relating to evidence, the possible role of interested agencies, and the effect of the release or transfer of a prisoner on a claim.

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