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Mental Health and Criminal Law Seminar - 23rd January 2015

ACJRD, in association with the Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association and Dublin City University, held a seminar on "Mental Health and Criminal Law" at the Law Society of Ireland on Friday, 23rd January, 2015. 

Mr.  Kris Gledhill, University of Auckland, was the keynote speaker with a paper entitled "Mental Disorder and Liability to Punishment:  Recent English Developments". Kris Gledhill - Presentation

From an Irish perspective, Mr. Tom O'Malley, National University of Ireland, Galway, presented his paper "Mental Disorder and Proportionate Punishment" and Ms. Aine HynesIrish Mental Health Lawyers Association, presented her paper "Operating The Criminal Law (Insanity) Act:  a Legal Practitioner's Perspective". Aine Hynes - Presentation  The seminar was chaired by Judge John O'Connor.

The evening was a great success.

Mental Health & Criminal Law Speakers

(Back: L-R): Maura Butler, ACJRD Chairperson; Dr Yvonne Daly, DCU; Joan Doran, IMHLA; Finbarr O’Leary, ACJRD

(Front: L– R): Judge John O’Connor; Kris Gledhill, University of Auckland; Tom O’Malley, UCG; Áine Hynes, IMHLA