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December 2014 Archives (News & Press Releases)

11th December 2014

Children's Rights Behind Bars: Report

Children’s Rights Behind Bars is a collaboration between 16 European and International organisations. Its goal is to increase the respect of human rights of children deprived of liberty and improve the implementation of international juvenile justice standards to protect the rights and needs of incarcerated children. Read more

18th December 2014

Refusal of TR may have amounted to a failure to prevent torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment - IPRT

MEDIA ADVISORY: IPRT is gravely concerned at the process surrounding the decision taken by the Minister for Justice, the Department of Justice, and the Irish Prison Service to refuse temporary release to an elderly prisoner suffering from multiple severe medical conditions, who subsequently died in Midlands Prison in January 2012. Read more

19th December 2014

Increase in funding for social inclusion measures to tackle youth crime

IPRT welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Justice and Equality of an increased allocation to the Irish Youth Justice Service Community Programmes, which will see an expansion of Garda youth diversion programmes. Read more

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