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October 2011 Archives (News & Press Releases)

4th October 2011

UPR: Prison issues highlighted in Ireland's human rights examination, Thurs 6th Oct

Ireland will be examined under the UPR this Thursday, 6th Oct, 2011. Prisons issues are a recurrent theme in the pre-submitted questions from peer countries. Read more

6th October 2011

UN Member States highlight prison issues during Ireland's examination under UPR

Overcrowding, slopping out, the lack of effective complaints and monitoring mechanisms, and the use of prisons for immigration detention purposes were among the serious human rights issues in Ireland identified by the 48 Member States present at Ireland’s first hearing under the UN Universal Periodic Review. Read more

10th October 2011

IPRT calls on Government to commit to specified timeframes on addressing sub-standard prison conditions and lack of independent complaints mechanism

IPRT has today called on Government to commit to specified timeframes in its commitment to bring prison conditions in line with international standards, and to put in place an effective independent complaints mechanism for adult prisoners and children held in St Patrick’s Institution, which is required before Ireland can ratify… Read more

27th October 2011

The President and Prisoners' Rights

Today is the first time that prisoners have the opportunity to elect the President of Ireland as this is the first Presidential Election since the enactment of the Electoral Amendment Act 2006. Read more