“North-South Irish Responses to Transnational Organised Crime”; Dissemination Conference; Friday 21st March 2014

The research team of the AHRC Project “North-South Irish Responses to Transnational Organised Crime” would like to invite you to our dissemination conference to be held at the University College Dublin on Friday, 21st March between 11 am and 4 p.m. The research team consists of Principal Investigator: Professor Tom Obokata, Research Fellow: Dr. Brian Payne, and Consultant: Professor John Jackson.

The AHRC Project “North-South Irish Responses to Transnational Orgaised Crime” has examined the extent to which Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have been successful in implementing effective action against organised crime, including protection and promotion of human rights, with particular reference to cross-border co-operation.   In addition to normal desktop analysis, the research team interviewed over 90 stakeholders representing the law enforcement communities, legal profession and civil society organisations in both jurisdictions.  The conference will cover key research areas such as investigation/prosecution of organised crime, criminal proceedings and asset recovery.  In so doing, relevant human rights issues will be discussed.

The event will feature a series of interactive panels and speakers, and facilitate debates on the key areas of research:

  1. Investigation & Prosecution of Organised Crime (including special investigative techniques and cross-border co-operation).
  2. Criminal Proceedings
  3. Punishment & Asset Recovery Regime

This is a free event (including lunch), but places are limited and prior registration is necessary.  Please RSVP to Brian Payne (Research Fellow) at b.payne@keele.ac.uk if you are able to attend.  He will be able to give further information about logistics nearer the time.