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March 2016 Archives (News & Press Releases)

7th March 2016

Irish Examiner: Teens being ‘criminalised’ while in care of the State

Writing in the Irish Examiner, Jennifer Hough reports that Ireland's "most troubled teenagers are being criminalised while in the care of the State — arrested in the secure therapeutic centres aiming to stabilise and rehabilitate them." Read more

21st March 2016

CEDAW asks Irish government questions on women in prison

On Wed 16th March, CEDAW (Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women) published its 'List of Issues' for the Irish Government prior to the submission of the combined sixth and seventh periodic reports of Ireland. Read more