Presumption of Innocence - Public Conference


4th November 2010

presented by DIT School of Social Sciences and Law, in association with Law Society of Ireland

Saturday, November 27 2010
DIT Aungier St campus
9:00 - 3.30

The presumption of innocence has been described as a ?fundamental postulate? of Irish criminal law yet questions may legitimately be raised as to whether the law significantly deviates from this rhetoric. Recent case law and legislation have made significant inroads into the innocence rights of defendants and offenders. In this context, the conference seeks to critically assess the impact of these reforms and the justifications advanced for them. The role of the presumption in preventing miscarriages of justice will also be examined from both an Irish and an international perspective.

Join us for this one day conference where these issues will be explored by a range of speakers including both practitioners and members of the academic community.

This conference is open to the public, and is free of charge.

RSVP: email or phone 402 4164 by November 24 to book your place. For further information email

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