July 2014 Archives (News & Press Releases)

3rd July 2014

IPRT needs to go to the UN: can you help get us there?

Can you help IPRT get to the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva? IPRT has successfully used international human rights monitoring mechanisms to bring about real reform in the Irish penal system – read more about our achievements here. But our work is not done yet. Read more

14th July 2014

Irish Penal Reform Trust Will Provide Expert Evidence to the UN Human Rights Committee on Ireland's Compliance with the ICCPR

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) will appear before the United Nations Human Rights Committee on Monday 14th July 2014 to provide expert evidence to the Committee on the State’s human rights record in respect of its treatment of prisoners and use of imprisonment. The IPRT will be urging the… Read more

15th July 2014

Irish Penal Reform Trust Welcomes the Robust Engagement of the UN Human Rights Committee with the State on the Most Pressing Human Rights Concerns in Our Prisons

On 14th and 15th July 2014, Ireland was examined by the United Nations Human Rights Committee on the State’s human rights record, including in respect of its treatment of prisoners and use of imprisonment. Read more

17th July 2014

Invitation to Tender: Research Projects

IPRT is inviting tenders two European Commission funded research projects: (1) The Practice of Pre-Trial Detention: Monitoring Alternative and Judicial Decision Making and (2) Prison Litigation Network. Read more

24th July 2014

IPRT welcomes emphasis on urgency in UN recommendations to Ireland on prison conditions

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Irish Penal Reform Trust has today welcomed the clear statement by the UN Human Rights Committee of the need for urgent and accelerated action on “adverse conditions in a number of prisons” in Ireland. Read more

Human Rights Committee: Concluding observations on the fourth periodic report of Ireland

The UN Human Rights Committee’s Concluding observations on the fourth periodic report of Ireland were published today. The recommendations follow the State’s examination under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in Geneva on 14 July 2014. Read more

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