About us

This conference is organised as part of the longstanding International Conference on Penal Abolition (ICOPA).

In 2018, ICOPA will be hosted by;

  • Harm & Evidence Research Collective, The Open University
  • Department of Criminology, Birkbeck University of London
  • Centre for Crime and Justice Studies

We are working in partnership with organisations, campaign groups and grassroots networks. This organising group includes representatives from participating organisations (see below).

Participating organisations:

  • Action for Trans Health
  • Bent Bars Project
  • Black Lives Matter UK
  • Empty Cages Collective
  • INQUEST
  • IWW London
  • JENGbA
  • London Campaign Against Police & State Violence
  • Netpol
  • North London Sisters Uncut
  • Race & Class collective
  • Reclaim Holloway
  • Reclaim Justice Network
  • Smash IPP!
  • StopWatch
  • Women in Prison