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Victims' Conference - September 11th

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Victims’ Rights: An Agenda for Change
September 11th, 2015
University of Limerick
*6.5 CPD Points*

On September 11th 2015, the Centre for Criminal Justice will host a one-day conference on Victims' Rights entitled 'Victims' Rights in Ireland: An Agenda for Change'. Directive 2012/29/EU establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime (The Victims’ Rights Directive) must be implemented into the national laws of all EU Member States by the 16th of November 2015. In light of the implementation of this Directive, this one-day conference at the University of Limerick is timely and will provide a forum to facilitate discussion about the requirements of the Directive. The conference will be of interest to a wide variety of criminal justice stakeholders including members of an Garda Síochána and members of the judiciary and legal professions, as well representatives from interest groups and academics.

Keynote speakers include:

The Honourable Mr Justice Peter Charleton (Supreme Court)
Garda Commissioner Noírín O’Sullivan
Professor Matthew Hall (University of Lincoln)
Professor Jonathan Doak (University of Durham)
Ms. Ellen O’Malley Dunlop (Dublin Rape Crisis Centre)
Ms. Joan Deane (ADVIC)

Breakout sessions will also provide an opportunity for debate about the key themes of the Directive (i.e. participation, information and protection) and consider how best Ireland can meet the challenges posed in honouring the requirements of the new Directive. Presentations at these sessions will be provided by academics and stakeholders with expertise in the area of victims’ rights.

A provisional programme for the event is available here.

Conference Fee: €40.00 (A reduced rate of €20.00 will apply for students).
(Conference fee includes light lunch and coffee/tea breaks)

To register, please complete the registration form and return along with confirmation of payment to: