Lawyers claim teenager in Dublin detention centre is being denied his human rights

The boy (17) was separated following an incident last month

Lawyers claim teenager in Dublin detention centre is being denied his human rights

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Lawyers for a teenage boy, who is in solitary confinement at Oberstown Youth Detention Centre, claim he is being denied his constitutional and human rights.

The boy (17) was separated from the other detainees following an incident during industrial action at the Dublin facility last month.

The High Court has paved the way for his barrister to pursue certain reliefs through a judicial review, and the case will return to the court tomorrow.

Sean Gillane, who is representing the 17-year-old, claims he was denied reading and writing materials, had no access to his family and was served his food through a hatch during what was effectively a 24-hour lockdown.

He said he was not subjected to any sort of disciplinary process and was being treated worse than an adult prisoner.

He is seeking damages and wants certain declarations made in relation to his rights.