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Discussion on reform of coronor system
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07 Feb 2019 / regulation Print

Discussion on reform of coroner system

Reform of the coroner system is the topic for a panel discussion this evening in Dublin.

The view from other jurisdictions will be on the agenda at the Hilton Garden Hotel seminar at 4pm, specifically, problems in the British system and reform efforts there.


The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) is researching human rights under the coroners’ system this year.

Supported by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission’s Public Sector Duty Grant Scheme, this year, ICCL will be working with Dr Vicky Conway of DCU and Prof Phil Scraton (Professor Emeritus at Queen’s University Belfast) to pioneer new research into the Irish coronial system, and how human rights are upheld within the inquest process.

Prof Scraton will outline why inquests matter, while Dr Conway will examine issues with the Irish coronial system.


Other speakers include Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC, Deborah Cole (director of a British-based inquest charity), solicitor Raju Bhatt (who specialises in clients seeking accountability from the state and its officers), and Manchester Metropolitan University lecturer Dr Kathryn Chadwick.

Bookings can be made here.

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